Born 1-5-1929 -- Died 9-7-2002
Rita Gertrude Lobbins, 73, of Ash Flat, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at her home. She was born Jan. 5, 1929 in Aroostick, Maine, 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 0346 and the VFW Post 04772 and also of the AM Vets; and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ash Flat.Survivors are one daughter, Chareta Lobbins Warner of Ash Flat; one brother, Phillip Raymond Spooner of Maine; and one grandson, Eric Lee Warner of Ash Flat.Memorial services were Sept. 22, at the United Methodist Church in Ash Flat with Rev. Larry Morris officiating. Arrangements were by Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Disabled American Veterans.