Rita Kay Boles, 79, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Centralia Manor with her family by her side.
Per Rita’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Centralia with Rev. Elaine Bush and Rev. Paula Comper officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Children’s Research Hospital or to First Christian Church in Centralia and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home 235 N. Sycamore St. Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523 who is honored to be of service to the Boles family. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.
Rita is survived by two children: Greg Barton and wife Margie of Centralia, and Sherry Harris and husband Kevin of West Frankfort; four grandchildren: Jake Barton and wife Megan of Walnut Hill, Dustin Barton and wife Emily of Centralia, Tyler Matheny of West Frankfort, and Amanda Matheny of West Frankfort; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Gary Boles and Betty of Centralia, and Chris Boles and Cindy of Ft. Worth, TX; two nieces: Gayla Harting and husband Jack of Centralia, and Jamie Lord and husband Rob of Houston, TX; two nephews: John Boles and wife Karisa of Salem, and Kyle Boles of Houston, TX.
Rita was born May 17, 1940, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Clifford Boles and Clementine (Rosenberger) Boles. Rita was preceded in death by her parents: Clifford and Clementine Boles; one sister: Gloria Copple.