Rita G. McHugh, age 56 years, a resident of Cypress, passed away Wednesday morning, September 23, 2015 at 7:25 a.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.
Rita was born on February 27, 1959 in Jackson, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Fred Oliver Collins and Vesta Pearl (Williams) Criss.
Rita was united in marriage to Chris E. McHugh on September 19, 1988 in Benton, Missouri. He survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter- Angela & James Valentine of Lawton, Oklahoma; 2 step-sons- Brent (Jackie) McHugh of Jackson, Missouri and Brian (Mayra) McHugh of Marion; a brother- Gerald Collins of Medon, Tennessee; 4 sisters- Wanda Grady of Cedar Grove, Tennessee, Connie Cottner and Gwen Wilson both of Jackson, Tennessee, Tina Ozment of Lobelville, Tennessee; a step-sister- Sue Swingle of Annapolis, Maryland; many nieces and nephews; special friends- Diane Terry, Heidi Stapleton and Michelle Goines; and her “chosen” parents Bob and Sandy Richardson of Cypress.
In addition to her parents Rita was preceded in death by: her infant step-daughter- Angelic McHugh; her step-father- Claude Criss; and her brother- Freddie Collins.
Rita was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith and was saved at Faith Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee in 2009.
Rita enjoyed spending time on the computer and socializing on Facebook. She loved all her dogs and her parrot Jimmy.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 1 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Jack Richardson will officiate. Burial will be in the Cypress Masonic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday evening, September 25, 2015 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorial may be made to the Cypress Park Fund c/o Heidi Stapleton, PO Box 140, Cypress, IL 62923