Rita Gertrude Lobbins, 73, of Ash Flat died Sept. 7, 2002, at her home.
Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Aroostick, Maine, she was the daughter of Raymond Spooner and Francis Green Spooner. She worked as a self-employed caregiver for many years. She was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean Conflict. She had been a member of the Disabled American Veterans AR 55 since 1947 and was currently a lifetime member. She was a member of the American Legion Post 346 and the VFW Post 4772 and also of the AM Vets. She was a member of Ash Flat United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Chareta Lobbins Warner of Ash Flat; a brother, Phillip Raymond Spooner of Maine; and a grandson, Eric Lee Warner of Ash Flat.
A memorial service was Sept. 22 at Ash Flat United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Morris officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.