Gail Rittenhouse

Gail A. Rittenhouse, 92, of Rushville, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Forrest Hill Health Care & Rehab Center in East Moline.

She was born April 5, 1913, in Browning Township, Schuyler County, a daughter of Fred and Eliza Gale Anderson. She married Everette D. Rittenhouse on Oct. 17, 1933, in Lincoln. He died March 27, 1996.

She also was preceded in death by four sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Don (and Pat) of Moline and Leland (and Laurel) of Henderson, Nev.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was a bookkeeper at the Dennis Chicken Co. in Augusta and later was the insurance manager at Western Illinois University in Macomb for 11 years, retiring in 1978.

She was a member of First United Methodist of Rushville and the Browning Chapter of Eastern Star in Denver.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Paul Arnold officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to her church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/12/2005

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