Rita Swanson

May 22, 1939 – September 28, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

Rita M. Swanson, 78, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, 10:05 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Henry.

Rita had requested that cremation rites be accorded and no services to held. Memorials may be made to the Lewy Bodies Dementia Association.

Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rita was born May 22, 1939 in Peoria, Illinois to Bernard and Veronica (Cullen) Kemmer. She married Ralph E. Swanson on July 2, 1960 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, IL. He survives in Peoria.

Also surviving are her children, Timothy (Teresa) Swanson, of Chillicothe, Tammy (Thomas) Meyers, of Peoria and Anthony (Amy) Swanson, of Sparland, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one brother, William
R. (Norma) Kemmer, of Mossville, two sisters, Roberta Elder, and Elizabeth Kemmer, both of Peoria.

Her parents, one grandchild, four sisters, Mary Buehler, Josephine Rock, Patricia Waibel, and Mildred Kidd, preceded her in death.

Rita graduated from Woodruff High School. She had retired from Lacon Seals Co. She enjoyed being outdoors and fishing.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Heartland Health Care for their care shown to Rita and her family.

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