She was born Sept. 12, 1930 in Bloomington, Ill., the daughter of the late Lynus and Alma (Dibble) Ross. She was a retired LVN, nursing school graduate, and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City, Mo.
Rita is survived by one son, Virgil Durlin, Purdy; one daughter, Susan Airrington, Verona, Mo.; one sister, Linda West, Purdy, Mo.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by both her parents, Lynus and Alma.
No service arrangements have been made at this time.
Online condolences may be made at www.bennettwormington.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.