Rita Styck-McWherter (nee Rynearson), age 75, of Herscher, IL, formerly of Wilmington, IL passed away, October 4, 2020 at home. She was born September 25, 1945 in Kankakee, IL to the late Clayton Clarence and Margaret Mary (nee Larkin) Rynearson. 

Rita retired at the age of sixty-two from Plant Services contracted with Exxon Mobil. She loved to bird watch and was a member of the National Bird Watchers Association. She also enjoyed horticulture and exhibited that through the many plants she grew. 

Rita enjoyed crafting and boating with her late husband, Mac, and most importantly loved spending time with family. 

She married Henry (Wanda) Styck July 31, 1965 in Kankakee and together they had two children, Tina (Don) Fleischauer of Herscher and Henry “J.R.” (the late Cindy) Styck, Jr. of Dwight, IL; seven grandchildren, Holly (Robbie) Wilke, Dustin and Cassie Fleischauer, Jason, Brandy, Brittany and Jamie Stanton; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Sofia, and Nevaeh Stanton, and Robert Donald Wilke; one sister, Sue (the late John) Fiessinger of Kevil, KY; and many nieces and nephews. 

Preceding her in death was her husband, William “Mac” McWherter (8-22-2018), whom she married September 5, 2005; brothers, James (Marcie), Kevin (the late Robyn) and Terry Rynearson; one sister, Sandra Dee Dickerson; and one sister-in-law, Kathy Rynearson. 

Visitation for Rita will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 7:00 p.m. All attendees will be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing standards. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. Inurnment will be in Custer Township Cemetery.

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