Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or to Masses in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, Missouri 63385
Rita Mae Dames, 94, of O’Fallon, Missouri, died Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Garden View Care Center in O’Fallon, Missouri.
The daughter of Omer and Madeleine (McAtee) Dames, she was born September 1, 1925 at O’Fallon, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Isabelle Mudd and Agnes Dames; two brothers, Albert Dames and Jerry Dames.
She is survived by: two sisters, Angie Powers and Laura Mudd; two brothers, George Dames and Loy Dames; and many nieces and nephews.
Rita taught school during her early years and held several other jobs later on in life. She lived in St. Louis during her working years and after retirement moved back to the O’Fallon area where she lived with and helped care for her mother. After her mother passed away, Rita moved into an apartment in O’Fallon and was active in various activities in the church including the Legion of Mary and the Junior Legion of Mary. When she was no longer able to live alone she moved into Twin Oaks Assisted Living Facility and lived there for nine years. When she needed more care she moved to Garden View Care Center in O’Fallon. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Garden View Care Center and Heartland Hospice Care for the love and care they gave Rita.