Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Rita A. Weathers

5/24/1942 - 9/12/2017

PEKIN ~ Rita Ann Weathers, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria.

She was born May 24, 1942 in Joliet to Joseph and Ann (Hirsch) McGowan.  Her parents; one brother, Bernard McGowan; and one sister, Rosemary Merriman preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Deborah Dozard of Pekin; one son, James Doxsee of Pekin; two grandchildren, Melody Dozard of Kewanee and Maddissynn Doxsee; and one sister, Patricia Shawmaker.

Rita had worked as an aide for several area home health care agencies.

Rita enjoyed bowling and listening to gospel music.  She loved cats, butterflies and dancing barefoot.

There will be no services and cremation will be accorded.  She is with her Lord, has a log cabin and a kitty in heaven that she always wanted, and is dancing across heaven with her true love, Lawrence.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Post Office Box 262550, Baton Rouge, LA  70826.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

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