URSA, Ill. -- Rita Beth Klossing, 59, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Mendon, died Sunday (April 7, 2013) in the Fern and Russell F. deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis.
Rita was born Sept. 28, 1953, in Quincy to James and Nellie Wells Greenwell. She married Gary Wayne Klossing Sr. on June 16, 1975, in Quincy. Gary died March 27, 2003.
Rita graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a master's of theology degree. She filled in for several pastors at their churches in Clearwater. She was employed with General Electric as a government property manager. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, going to the beach, sewing and her horses.
Rita is survived by her father, James Greenwell of Quincy; three children, Jennifer Brown of St. Peters, Mo., Betsy (Matt) Luetkemeyer of England and Gary (Dawn) Klossing of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Nicholas Brown of St. Peters, Mo., Wesley, Jacob and Magdalene Luetkemeyer of England, Madisyn, McKaelyn, Molly and Mylee Klossing of Quincy; one brother, Doug (Karen) Greenwell of Quincy; niece and nephews, Kelly, Luke, and Josh Greenwell of Westmont; and two great-nephews, Corin and Donovan. She is also survived by her best friend, Carolyn "Louise" Hussong and her beloved dog, Abby.
In addition to her husband, Rita was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie Greenwell.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday in Ursa Christian Church in Ursa with the Rev. Bill Mitchell conducting. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in Hersman Cemetery near Mount Sterling.
VISITATION: Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services in the church.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions have been suggested to the
, Ursa Christian Church or the Fern and Russell F. deGreeff Hospice House, 10024 Kennerly Road, St. Louis, MO, 63128.