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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: E. Marieta "Rita" Patterson

  • E. Marieta “Rita” Patterson of Surprise, Ariz., died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Phoenix at the age of 73.
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  • E. Marieta “Rita” Patterson of Surprise, Ariz., died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Phoenix at the age of 73.
    She was born Dec. 9, 1940. She had been a resident of Arizona for the past 35 years. Rita was originally from Galatia. She was a graduate of Galatia High School and Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville, Ind. Rita has worked her entire life as a secretary and for the past several years was a legal secretary for the City of Phoenix, retiring from there 10 years ago. She enjoyed many hobbies, her family and friends, her home and her church.
    Rita is the daughter of Reggie and Ruth E. Patterson, both who preceded her in death.
    Surviving are her sister, Wanda Sue Patterson; brother-in-law, William M. Taylor of Springfield; and friends and several cousins.
    A memorial service will be held later with burial in the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church cemetery, near Galatia. Memorial gifts can be sent for the Lebanon cemetery fund c/o Jim Patterson, Galatia.
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