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Rita J. Rinas

d. March 15, 2016


Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Elm Grove Baptist Church.


Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Elm Grove Baptist Church.
: Pastor Glenn Swarthout.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.

Rita June (Terry) Rinas passed away unexpectedly at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March15, 2016 at her in rural Curryville. She was a lifelong rural Curryville, Columbia and Jefferson City resident. After high school, Ritareceived her master's degree in home economics and then graduated in 1984 from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She was a member and attended Elm Grove Baptist Church. Rita worked for three years at the Fulton State Hospital and then worked for the University of Missouri Medical Department in their claims review section. She enjoyed studying, writing and quilting.

Born: October 1, 1958 in Hannibal, Missouri the daughter of Floyd Leonard and Alice Marie (Stroker) Terry.

Married: Ernest Emil Rinas; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: her mother, Alice of the home; one daughter, Melody Marie and husband, James Mitchell of Portland, Oregon; two brothers: Floyd William and wife, Lori Ann Terry of Taylorville, Illinois and John Palmer and wife, Margaret Terry of Columbia; one sister, Rosalind Elaine Terry of Columbia; one grandson, Enoch Rowan Mitchell of Portland, Oregon; nephews and nieces: John Terry, Alex Terry, Cody Terry, Austin Terry, Victoria Terry and Isabelle Terry.

Preceded in death by:father; two brothers, Bruce Mitchell Terry and infant brother, James Palmer Terry; one infant sister: Doris Lynn Terry.

Memorials are encouraged to the Terry family
in care of Waters Funeral Home
P.O. Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0084.

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