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Rita A Stearns

Rita A Stearns
  • February 10, 1935 - December 22, 2016
  • Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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Rita A Stearns
1935 -2016

GOD has opened his arms and received a new beautiful Angel.

Rita A Stearns passed away in her sleep at home on December 22, 2016 at the age of 81. Rita was born in Endicott, New York on February 10, 1935.
Rita is predeceased by her parents [Durward and Isabelle Tompkins], sister [Joyce Gill], and daughter [Glenda Howard].
Rita is survived by her loving husband [Ronald Stearns] of 46 years, sister [Gloria Byrne], honorary sister [Betty Diehl], sons [Durward Wesley, Charles Wesley], daughters [Elizabeth Arnold (Sam), Gloria Sweet (Bill), Jenny Kaschak (Daniel)], tons of honorary kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation and Celebration of life will be held at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 161 Racetrack Road N.W., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 on [January 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for visitation and 11:00 a.m. for Service] with Al Stearns officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favorite child charity. Rita was a huge advocate for children. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at