Rita Theresa Pour, 85, of Coulterville, IL, formerly of New Athens, IL, born August 31, 1936, in Lively Grove, IL, passed away on Saturday May 21, 2022, at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL. She was a homemaker but had also served as a bartender at local restaurants. Rita loved her time watching baseball, softball and bowling.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Anton and Theresa (Buss) Greten, five brothers – Anthony, Urban, Gilbert, Joseph and Leo Greten, two sisters – Marie Behrman and Josephine Schmersahl, two brothers-in-law – Lawrence Behrman and Edmund Schmersahl, a sister-in-law Ailene Greten and one daughter-in-law – Sheila Pour.
Rita is survived by her three sons – Raymond Lee (Shannon) Pour of Belleville, IL, Kenneth Paul Pour of Riviera Beach, FL and Kevin Louis (Dawn) Pour of Waterloo, IL, two brothers – Lambert (Carolyn) Greten of Fairview Heights, IL and Jerome (Pat) Greten of Marissa, IL, sister-in-law Mary Ann Greten of St. Libory, IL, five grandchildren – Jeremy, Nichole, Monica, Erica and Brogan, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in the form of Mass offerings to St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL.
Visitation: Friends may visit with family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday May 31, 2022, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday June 1, 2022, at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home prior to the visitation.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 1, 2022, at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL with Fr. Von Deeke officiating. Interment will follow at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.