Rita J. Myers

Rita J. Myers

Rita J. Myers, 75, of Cobden, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at her home. 

She was born on Sept. 2, 1943, the daughter of Beulah Cripps, in Murphysboro.

She married Harold Myers on Sept. 17, 1961. They shared 55 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2016. 

She was a licensed practical nurse and had worked at the City Care of Cobden for over 30 years. She was an avid reader, enjoying all types of books and literature. 

She is survived by her children, Kara Williams of Alto Pass, Robi Benefield of Herrin and David (Rene) Myers of Sallisaw, Okla.; grandchildren Alan Stute of Alto Pass, Michele (Mike) Chaney of Lick Creek, Bryan Benefield of Johnston City and Samantha (Brandon) Walker of Herrin; great-grandchildren Jonathan, Mackenzie and Alexa Chaney of Lick Creek and Arya Winter Walker of Herrin; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and husband. 

Funeral services for Rita J. Myers were Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3:17 p.m. at Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ed Falgout officiating. 

Entombment followed at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com.

Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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