Rita May Meadows was born on May 3, 1950 in Clarksville, Arkansas to Bennie W. and Thelma (Hendrix) Lewis and passed from this life on January 9, 2014 at her home at the age of 63.
Rita moved to Bryan County in 1986 from Pryor, Oklahoma and later married John Meadows on April 3, 1987. She worked with her husband in his Chiropractic Office until his death on August 28, 2011. She and John were members of the Durant Elks Lodge and she enjoyed painting, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Rita was preceded in death by her husband John Meadows and brothers Gerald and Neal Reese.
Rita is survived by her children Jim B. Forrest Jr. and wife Christina of Chouteau, OK, Jodee Forrest and wife Christine of Blue, OK and Jeff Forrest of Durant, OK; brothers and sisters Donna Leisikie, Don, Chris, Rick and Lou Lewis; grandchildren Jamie, Skylar, Heaven, Christian, Caitlin and Cody Forrest, Chelsea Luton and Hanna McMurtrey; great grandchildren Kyree and Adalyn Luton and Payton, McKenzie and Madison Forrest and numerous other family and friends.
Services to celebrate Rita's life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Brown's Funeral Service Chapel with Jimmy Stegall officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service, Durant.