Rita Ann Woods
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Rita Ann Woods
  • February 14, 1943 - November 18, 2017
  • Springfield, Illinois

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Rita Ann LaBrier Woods, 74, of Springfield, passed away on November 18, 2017 at her home. Rita was born on February 14, 1943 in Springfield, Illinois to Daniel D. and Frances McCormick LaBrier. Rita married Grahame A. "Bud" Woods in October of 1965 and he preceded her in death in 2005.

Rita is survived by her two children: Douglas (Michelle) Woods of Sherman, Illinois and Allison (Chris) Rudin of Athens, Illinois. Also surviving are her three grandchildren, Makenna and Jared Woods and Aspen Rudin, and her sister Mary Fran DeWitt of Texas, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded by her sister Carol Walker and her brother Jim LaBrier.

Rita graduated from Lanphier High School and was the Office Coordinator for the Department of Human Services for the State of Illinois. Rita enjoyed playing golf at Brookhills Golf Course, bowling at King Pin Lanes, and also loved playing BUNCO. Rita was most passionate about spending time with her grandchildren, going to dinner with her friends, and traveling with her close friends to Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Arizona, Tennessee and Mississippi.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm followed by a Memorial Gathering from 3:00pm-6:00pm on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street. A private family burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the American Heart Association, 2141 West White Oaks Dr., #A, Springfield, IL 62704, or the Central Illinois Food Bank, 1937 East Cook St, Springfield, IL 62703 and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.