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Rita L. Cahoon

Rita L. Cahoon

Rita L. Cahoon, nee Jones, 66, of Marissa, IL, born March 21, 1955, in Sparta, IL, passed away on Monday January 24, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL. Rita was a medical billing agent.  She was a member of the Marissa Historical Society and former member of the Marissa Ambulance Service.

She was preceded in death by her parents – James Riley and Elda Laverne (McCormick) Jones and by her son – Christopher Cahoon, who passed away on October 7, 2017.

Rita is survived by her brother – Larry (Linda) Jones of Marissa, IL, one grandson – Aleczander Cahoon and a niece and nephew – Sheryl Jones and Michael Jones.

Memorials in Rita’s honor may be made to the Marissa Historical Society.

Per her request, cremation is to be held.  A memorial service in her honor will be held at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Chris Sita says:

    I was blessed to have known and to have worked with Rita. She was a wonderful woman. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Stacey Pilbean says:

    I was blessed to work with Rita and become neighbors. She had a wealth of experience and knowledge. I have many wonderful memories, she will be missed.
    My prayers for your loss.

  3. Kay F Jetton says:

    Will surely miss Rita! Loved her positive attitude and her ever present smile. Praying that the Lord comfort all of you with wonderful memories of Rita.

  4. Mike &Shelly Dickey says:

    Larry just read Rita’s obituary very sorry for your loss…

    • Debbie (Frech) Schwartz says:

      So sorry for your loss, met Rita my freshman year at Marissa High School, became good friends, always had fun skipping school, and going to the street drags out where the shooting complex is now, never a dull moment with Rita she will be missed

  5. Barbara Wahl Sahrhage says:

    Larry and family sorry for your loss. Rita and I was always going to go down to the McCormick Cemetery but guess we won’t now. You probably don’t remember but my mom was Florence McCormick a cousin to y our mom so I guess w e are 2nd cousins.

  6. Debbie (McCormick) Carman says:

    I’ll miss you terribly, Cuz!

  7. Rita, you will be missed dearly. You were always there to listen and support. I will miss our phone calls so much. I know all is well now and you are truly happy. All is as it should be.

  8. Alice mines says:

    Rita you will be so miss I went to school with you and you were my sister in-law and a real good wonderful friend I will miss you dearly

  9. Jane McCormick says:

    I am so blessed to have known Rita. She was a wonderful person, may she rest in Gods eternal love.

  10. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    Eternal Rest grant unto her, O LORD, and may Perpetual Light shine upon her. Peace to her loved ones.

    • Naomi Owens says:

      Larry and family. Thinking of you with deepest Sympathy. Rita was a wonderful lady. I had known her through work and church. May you feel Comfort and Peace knowing she’s in a better place and at Peace in the presence of the Lord. She will be missed by many.(So sorry for your loss)

  11. Jan Queen says:

    I worked with Rita at Walmart back in the 70’s…she was so much fun…always a smile on her face. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing…I lost touch with her but never forgot how sweet she was.

    • The Conaway family says:

      Our hearts are with you all, may God stretch forth his hands and hold you all in this time. We will always miss her and love her.

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  1. I worked with Rita at Walmart back in the 70’s…she was so much fun…always a smile on her face. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing…I lost touch with her but never forgot how sweet she was.

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    • Our hearts are with you all, may God stretch forth his hands and hold you all in this time. We will always miss her and love her.

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  2. Eternal Rest grant unto her, O LORD, and may Perpetual Light shine upon her. Peace to her loved ones.

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    • Larry and family. Thinking of you with deepest Sympathy. Rita was a wonderful lady. I had known her through work and church. May you feel Comfort and Peace knowing she’s in a better place and at Peace in the presence of the Lord. She will be missed by many.(So sorry for your loss)

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  3. I am so blessed to have known Rita. She was a wonderful person, may she rest in Gods eternal love.

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  4. Rita you will be so miss I went to school with you and you were my sister in-law and a real good wonderful friend I will miss you dearly

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  5. Rita, you will be missed dearly. You were always there to listen and support. I will miss our phone calls so much. I know all is well now and you are truly happy. All is as it should be.

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  6. I’ll miss you terribly, Cuz!

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  7. Larry and family sorry for your loss. Rita and I was always going to go down to the McCormick Cemetery but guess we won’t now. You probably don’t remember but my mom was Florence McCormick a cousin to y our mom so I guess w e are 2nd cousins.

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  8. Larry just read Rita’s obituary very sorry for your loss…

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    • So sorry for your loss, met Rita my freshman year at Marissa High School, became good friends, always had fun skipping school, and going to the street drags out where the shooting complex is now, never a dull moment with Rita she will be missed

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  9. Will surely miss Rita! Loved her positive attitude and her ever present smile. Praying that the Lord comfort all of you with wonderful memories of Rita.

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  10. I was blessed to work with Rita and become neighbors. She had a wealth of experience and knowledge. I have many wonderful memories, she will be missed.
    My prayers for your loss.

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  11. I was blessed to have known and to have worked with Rita. She was a wonderful woman. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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