Rita D. (Nolan) Mikeworth

Born: Tue., Jul. 2, 1940
Died: Tue., Oct. 1, 2013


Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sun., Oct. 06, 2013
Location: Kibbie Kabins


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Rita D. Mikeworth, age 73, of Oblong, Illinois passed away at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at her home.

VISITATION: A casual social gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Kibbie Kabins, north of Oblong, Illinois.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 3 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating.

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY: May take the form of contributions to Crawford Memorial Hospital Foundation C/O The Chemotherapy Unit with envelopes at the service or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

Born in Oblong, Illinois on July 2, 1940, she was the daughter of Arthur Keith Nolan and Juanita (Bollinger) Nolan.  Rita was employed as an Administrative assist for F/S; Lincoln Land F/S; Growmark in Bloomington, Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa.  Rita then worked at Pepsico retiring in 2004; then as a sales clerk at Bertram Pharmacy, Robinson, Illinois until 2012.  She was a member of the Oblong High School Class of 1958; a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong. Rita was very active in and helped arrange the meetings for the OHS Class of 1958; Rita was always there to assist in the various Oblong Community projects.

Rita is survived by her mother, Juanita Matheny, Oblong, IL.; her son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Debbie Mikeworth of Robinson, IL.; two daughters and sons-in-law: Kelly Knoblett and Gary McBride of Fillmore, IN.; Shelly and John Moore of Taft, Ca.; a brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Mary Jane Nolan of Oblong, IL.; and a sister, Rebecca Stahl, of Oblong, IL; seven grandchildren: Brittany Mikeworth and Stephanie Ayers, both of Robinson, IL.; Levi and Samantha Knoblett, Palestine, IL.; Danielle Knoblett, Fillmore, IN.; Shannon Knoblett, Palestine, IL.; Lacey Blankenbeker, Taft, Ca.; Will Moore, Taft, CA.; two great-grandchildren: Hentley Mikeworth Nethery, Robinson, IL.; and Jaylin Knoblett, Fillmore, IL.; three nieces, Cynthia Jo Haynes of Springfield, IL; Gina and Vint Booker of Oblong, IL.; Angie and Donnie Nichols of Robinson, IL; as well as great nieces and great nephews.

Rita was preceded in death by her father, Arthur K. Nolan; step-mother, Gladys Nolan; and step-father, Ira Matheny.

A celebration of Rita’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Kibbie Kabins Reception Hall, north of Oblong, Illinois, near White Oak Church.  Address for Kibbie Kabins is 14437 N. 100th St. , Oblong, Illinois. A casual social gathering of music and memories for friends and family will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kibbie Kabins Reception Hall on Sunday October 6, 2013.

Condolences and memories to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com/ Pulliam Funeral Home of Oblong is in charge of the arrangements.

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Brenda Wolfe
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
Deepest sympathy to the family. Rita was such a fun loving person. Had memorable times with her. I'll always remember her little laugh. She will be missed by all.

Marilyn Kennedy
   Posted Thu October 03, 2013
Rita was and still is a very favorite person and so dear friend. She loved her children and was a true friend.

Steve and Jeanie Smitley
   Posted Fri October 04, 2013
Keith and Mary, So very sorry to hear about your loss. Condolences to you and all of the family.

Sharon (Elliott) Mewmaw
   Posted Tue October 08, 2013
So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was one of my favorite friends in school and I really missed seeing her at the last Class reunion. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jerry & Marsha Schuch
   Posted Tue October 08, 2013
Shelly & John David,
Our condolences and deepest sympathy to you and all your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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