|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1933|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 2010|
Rita Joyce Thomas, 76, of Springfield died on July 12, 2010, at St. John's Hospice.
She was born October 26, 1933, in Springfield, daughter of Everett and B. Lucille Piggott, both deceased.
Rita was employed for many years for Illinois Bell Telephone Company, then employed for the Illinois National Guard at Camp Lincoln, from which she retired after 10 years of service.
She was a lifetime member of West Side Christian Church.
Rita married Francis H. Thomas (Tom) on May 3, 1953.
Surviving are her husband; three children, Greg Thomas, Jeff Thomas and Dina Perkington; one sister, Marilyn Castles, all of Springfield; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.
A celebration of life will be held from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on July 19, 2010, at West Side Christian Church, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL. Services at 6:00 p.m. with Minister Charles Lee, officiating.
Donations may be made to West Side Christian Church, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL 62702 or Lewis Memorial Christian Village, 3400 W. Washington, Springfield, IL 62707.
State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)
Date: July 15, 2010
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: CLB
Record added: Jul 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55415360
Added: Jul. 25, 2010