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Welcome to the memorial page for

Rita F. (Smith) Otten

June 19, 1927 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 90)

Rita F. Otten

 

“Our family has gained another guardian angel.”

 

Rita F. Otten, 90, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at her daughter’s home, surrounded by family.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 2nd at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island.  A rosary will be recited Sunday, October 1st at 12:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.  Memorials may be made in care of the American Heart Association.

 

Rita was born in Ayrshire, Iowa on June 19, 1927, the daughter of William and Catherine Smith.  She married William Otten on June 12, 1948 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island.  She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella.

 

Prior to retiring she was the owner of Jane’s Lingerie in Moline, worked at McCabe’s Department Store and Just Petites.

 

Rita will be remembered for her love of cards and scrabble games, but her love of family was most important.  The sacrifices she made have been inspiring to all her family – always willing to put them first.  She will be missed by all.

 

Survivors include children (and spouses), Mary Kay (Fran) Glidewell, William (Lori) Otten Jr., Patricia (Richard) Requet, Larry (Dionne) Otten, Jim (Lori) Otten and daughter-in-law, Lana Geerts; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William (Bill), son, Joseph, two sisters, Marie Davis and Kathleen Houser, three brothers, Leonard, Dean and Darlo Smith.


 Service Information

Recitation of the Rosary
Sunday
October 1, 2017

12:30 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Visitation
Sunday
October 1, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
October 2, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
2502 29th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Interment following funeral service
Monday
October 2, 2017

Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island
1500 31st Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201


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