Rita was a bookkeeper for Eveready Battery Company before her retirement. She was a devout Catholic and very active in the Catholic church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph F. and Marcella M., nee Schoen, Schmittling.
Surviving are two brothers and a sister, Joseph G. Schmittling of Belleville, IL, Bernice (John) Duncan of Hermitage, IN, Tony (Jennifer) Schmittling of Kansas City, MO;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or to the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic, Belleville, IL.