Lorita (Powden) Stewart

Born: Sun., Aug. 21, 1932
Died: Tue., Mar. 29, 2016


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 03, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Apr. 03, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Lorita A. “Rita” Stewart, age 83, of Robinson, IL, died Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 9:00 PM at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, IL, following several months of declining health.

Born August 21, 1932 in Robinson, IL, she was the daughter of William E. and Myrtle Irene (Throneburg) Powden.  On July 13, 1957 she married Richard Lee Stewart Sr., and he survives.  Rita was a Telephone Operator for various American Embassies; a Dietitian for Cotillion Ridge Nursing Home, Robinson, IL and a homemaker.  She was a member of the Prior Grove Baptist Church, Hardinville, IL.

Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Stewart Sr., Robinson, IL; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard L. Stewart II, Robinson, IL; James “Jim” and Lynne Stewart, Nanticoke, PA; Jon and Dacia Stewart, Webster Groves, MO; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and James Cowan, Lake Forest, CA; grandchildren, Leslie and Mark Hunsinger, Scranton, PA; Natalie and Greg Pugh, Lancaster, PA; Thomas Cowan, Lake Forest, CA; Mallory Stewart, Webster Groves, MO; A.J. Stewart, Webster Groves, MO; Annarose Cowan, Lake Forest, CA; great granddaughter, Madelyn Pugh and a brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur “Wib” and Lois Powden, Robinson, IL, along with fourteen nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters, Mary Powden, Mildred Moore, Jane Knight and a brother Harry Powden.

Funeral service will be Sunday April 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday April 3, 2016 from 11:00 AM until time of services at 2:00 PM.  Burial will follow the funeral service in the New Hebron Cemetery, New Hebron, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Audubon Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Mark & Virginia Hunsinger Family
   Posted Thu March 31, 2016
Our deepest and sincere condolences to all of your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all!

Beatrice Mitchell
   Posted Thu March 31, 2016
My condolences to the Stewart family at this time of loss. May you find comfort in the words of Psalm 46:1, "God is our refuge and strength, a hope that is readily found in times of distress." Pray to him for strength and comfort. Cry out to him when words are few. He will really help you.
(Isaiah 41:10)

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