Rita Eileen Mosher, 46, of Silvis, formerly of Geneseo, passed away December 13, 2013 at her home. A memorial mass celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 17th at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in Geneseo. Father Michael Pakula will celebrate. Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation for Rita will be held 1 hour prior (10-11 am) to the memorial service at the church. In lieu of flowers Memorials for Rita may be left to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family.
Rita was born on May 9, 1967 in Geneseo, IL, the daughter of Joseph C. and Norma E. (Pitchford) Mosher. She graduated from J.D. Darnall High School in Geneseo in 1985 and went on the graduate from Augustana College. She was involved with Juvenile Diabetes Association and very dedicated to finding a cure for it, due to her illness with it since age 3. She enjoyed traveling, motorcycling, and loved spending time with her nieces, nephew, and her friends and their children.
Survivors include her sisters, Dawn (David) Tubbs of Geneseo, IL, Jane Dickison of Coupeville, WA, Cynthia (Carl) Krafft of Chesterton, IN; her brother, Paul (Teri) Mosher of Geneseo, IL; several nieces and a nephew.