The Mass of Christian Burial for Rita Mary Allen (nee Rice), 89, recently of Alpharetta, Ga., was held on Saturday, March 2, at St. Anne Church, Barrington. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington, Ill.
Born Feb. 28, 1923, in Ottawa to the late Richard and Mary (nee Mooney) Rice, Rita passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Ivy Hall at St. Ives in Alpharetta.
Mrs. Allen was a long-time employee at the Jewel Tea Company in Barrington, and while living in Fort Myers, Fla., worked as a greeter at Southwest Florida International Airport. Most
importantly, Mrs. Allen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Barbara (Barry) Tippey of Lexington, Ken., Brian (Mary) Allen of Maple Park, Donald (Sheila) Allen of Berkeley Lake, Ga., and Janet (Paul) Lebiecz of Cary, N.C.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Donald (Ruth) Rice of Charlotte, N.C.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; and siblings, Richard (Mary Lou) Rice and Dorothy Jean (William) McDonald.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Allen’s name may be made to Agape Hospice Foundation, 5825 Glenridge Dr. Northeast, Bldg. 4, Ste. 200, Atlanta, GA 30328.
You may leave online condolences for the family at www.davenportfamily.com. For more information, call (847) 381-3411.