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RITA E. GANNON


1932 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
ELGIN – Rita E. Gannon, 80, of Elgin, Ill., passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Elgin.
She was born April 3, 1932, in DeKalb, the daughter of Leonard and Vivian (Shipp) Switzer.
Rita was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Elgin, and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Rita was an educator for School District U-46 for more than 35 years and touched the lives of many small children, starting at Lincoln Elementary then going to Garfield and finishing at Hillcrest before retiring.
She is survived by her sisters, Doris Kemnitz and Carol Switzer; stepchildren, Gary (Mary) Gannon, Mary Sue (George) Zenger, Jeffery (Catherine) Gannon and Nancy (Monte) Mecklenburg; and many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Gannon in 2012; and a brother, Allen.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 37W041 Highland Ave., Elgin. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, and from 9:15 a.m. Monday until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial can be given to the or Epworth United Methodist Church.
For information, call 847-741-8800 or visit www.LairdFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 23, 2013
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