Rita Meyer

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Rita Ann Meyer, 58, of Belleville, IL, born December 4, 1963, died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Rita was the long-time Childcare Director at Our World Child Care/Adult Day Services in O’Fallon, IL. Because she adored children, she then worked as a private nanny for 18 years for a family that took her into their home and their hearts.

Rita loved to travel; Hawaii being her favorite destination. She was able to visit all 50 U.S. states, including a fun vacation to Alaska with her nanny family. She also loved to read, attend trivia nights, and play board games. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals’ fan, as well as a big Elvis fan.

Family was very important to Rita. She was the main organizer of the annual extended family Christmas gathering at a local restaurant and an annual cousins’ reunion dinner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ferdinand J. and Dolores A., nee Hempen, Meyer.

Surviving are two sisters, Donna (Lee) Wagner of Carlyle, IL, and Bette Meyer of Belleville, IL; and a brother, Bill (Maureen) Meyer of Oak Park, IL; two nieces, Sydney and Isabelle Meyer, two aunts and many cousins and friends.

Rita wanted to express her gratitude to the Washington University Center for Advanced Medicine, Siteman Cancer Center in Shiloh, IL and Family Hospice for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Hospice in Belleville, IL.   Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be held at a later date.

 

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5 Comments on Rita Meyer

Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 11:37 PM

Family of Rita, after 55 years of fun, laughter & friendship, my friend has gone to meet Our Lord and the family who went before her. She always organized everything so nicely. May the angels take care of her.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jane Phelps said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 8:18 PM

May she rest in peace, and be welcomed by the angels

  • Durand
  • IL
Owen & Jane Phelps said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 8:17 PM

Truly blessed to know Rita and to have her with is in Alaska and often when we were at the G’s household

  • Durand
  • IL
Oqen & Jane said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 8:14 PM

We were so blessed to know Rita… she was one of the G’s family…always there when they needed her and such a joy to have around.

  • Durand
  • IL
Joyce Blankenship said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2022 at 4:18 PM

Words can not express how I feel about the loss of your beautiful sister! Meyer family I am sending prayers and hugs your way ! Our family will always have great memories of Rita and your entire family ! My heart is breaking and Rita’s passing feels like I lost a family member as well ! 🙏

  • O’Fallon ,
  • Il

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