DECATUR -- Rita D. Dearman, 80, of Decatur, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital.
Rita was born August 26, 1936, in Bristol, TN, the daughter of Walter and Gabriella (Bell) Miller. She married Robert L. Dearman December 5, 1953 and he preceded her in death April 8, 2002. Also, preceding her in death are her parents and 2 brothers.
Rita is survived by her daughter, Carol (Iver) Blackwell of Decatur; grandchildren: Lisa Bollhorst and Julie Cox; great grandchildren: Zackary, Alex, Brandon, Hannah and Emma; great-great grandson Hayden; sister, Sharon (Reid) Wright of MO.
Rita enjoyed patronizing the stores downtown. She loved to have breakfast and coffee at Coney McKane’s and The Downtown Café. Anyone who rode the city bus knew her. Rita was the type of person who would give her shirt off her back to a stranger if needed.
Graveside services will be 2 pm, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Graceland Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements. www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Obituary written by family members.