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129 S. Grand P.O. Box 417
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: 269-679-5622
Fax: 269-679-5130
Rita Lewis

Rita Lewis

Tuesday, March 30th, 1920 - Friday, February 1st, 2019
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Passed away February I, 2019 peacefully at home in Kalamazoo. Rita was born March 30, 1920 in Kankakee, Ill. The oldest daughter of Clarence and Bemadette(Schneider) Mershon. June 21, 1952 Rita was united in marriage to Charles (Bud) Lewis who preceded her in death August 7, 1983. Also preceding her were two brothers,David Mershon and Robert Mershon. Surviving are her daughters Cathy (Peter) Vardakis, Glen Ellyn, Ill, Susan Bell (Bill Engel) Kalamazoo, Carol Johnson (Reed Neilsen) Plainwell, one grand daughter, Kristine Vardakis, Glen Ellyn, Ill., one sister, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Scanlon Kankakee, Ill, 6 neices Mary Ellen Scanlon Galesburg, Ill, Ann Scanlon
Kankakee, Ill, Amy Billups Grand Forks, N.D., Vicki Hunter League City, Tx, Cynthia Stevens Humble, Tx and Sharon DuPree Dickinson, Tx. 3 nephews Michael Mershon, Grand Forks ND, Matthew Thiesen and Mark Thiesen Kankakee, Ill. The family wishes to acknowledge her special friends Lucy (James) Miller, her wonderful care givers, Katie Batts and Mary Mullins and neighbors Jerry and Janice Snedeker and Sheila and Gary Bigelow. Rita was a telephone operator in the WAC's during WWII and served in England, France and Belgium. Rita marched in Paris on VE Day May 8, 1945, she was a member of American Legion Post 475 auxiliary in Schoolcraft. Visitation will be from 5-7pm at the Avink Funeral in Schoolcraft Wednesday Feb. 6,2019 with the service at 11AM Thursday Feb. 7, 2019 and Burial in Schoolcraft Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at American Legion Post 475 in Schoolcraft. Memorial contribution may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice of Southwest Michigan. Please go to her webpage to leave a message for her family at www.avinkcremation.com´╗┐
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Avink Funeral Home
    Address
    129 S. Grand
    SCHOOLCRAFT, MI 49087
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Avink Funeral Home
    Address
    129 S. Grand
    SCHOOLCRAFT, MI 49087
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  • Interment

    Location
    Schoolcraft Cemetery
    Address
    SCHOOLCRAFT, MI
  • Reception

    Location
    American Legion Post 475
    Address
    SCHOOLCRAFT, MI
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Kathy (Runk) Schauer

Posted at 09:32pm
I worked with the Rita at Perry Drug stores for eight years. She was always a delight to be around with her quick wit and warm heart. We even hung out at her house a couple times and made strawberry margaritas and talked and laughed. So many great memories. Rita was a special lady! She will be missed by all who knew her. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Kathy (Runk) and Ron Schauer
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Posted at 02:33pm
We pray that in this difficult time, the love of God shelters you and mends the pain as you move forward.
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Marsh Draper -- Portage, MI

Posted at 06:57pm
I remember Rita when she worked at the Rite-Aide Drug Store on the corner of S. Westnedge & Kilgore. She always had a smile and a joke. Also, she had some sort of tradition of calling people at the first of the month and saying "Rabbit Rabbit" -- not sure just why she did that but you knew you were a buddy if you got the 'call'. Rita, Lucy, and Josie -- what a good crew!!
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Eilene Harrison

Posted at 05:47pm
In Loving Memory of Rita Lewis
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jerry snedeker

Posted at 01:03am
In Memory for our dear friend and neighbor Rita Lewis
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