Rita M. Hall, 50 Loving Wife, Mom and 'Nene' WINNEBAGO - Rita M. Hall, 50, of Winnebago died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Born Sept. 16, 1960, in Rockford, the daughter of Sam and Thelma (Flood) Oddo. Graduated from West High School, Rockford, in 1978. Rita married Jeffery Hall on Dec. 4, 1989, in Rockford. Her passion was photography and Rita enjoyed arts and crafts. Loving dogs, cats and horses and anything else that was a stray; the barn became Rita's Arc. She dearly loved caring for her family and will be greatly missed. Rita is lovingly survived by her husband, Jeff Hall of Winnebago; children, Casey (Chris) Enna of Machesney Park, Michael (Stacey) Smith of Springfield, Mo., and Nikki (Justin Morris) Smith and Danielle Hall, both of Winnebago; grandchildren, David Smith of Winnebago and Peli Smith of Springfield; brother, Phil (Loretta) Oddo of Davis; sisters, Doreen Martin of Colorado and Lorraine (Steve) Sutherland of Lake Summerset; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents. Service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., with the Rev. Rick Neblock, pastor of Winnebago United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Winnebago Cemetery. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, in the funeral home. To sign the guestbook, give your condolences or light a candle, visit genandtfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2010