Rita D. Gerry, 81

Rita Gerry

PERRY, OKLA. — Rita Dawn Gerry, 81, of Perry, Okla, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Okla.

Rita was born April 21, 1936 in East Baldwin to James Arthur and Gertrude (Boothby) Warren. She grew up in the East Baldwin area, where she attended elementary school and graduated high school. Later in 1955, she and Ivan Vernon Gerry were married March 12, 1955 and made their home in East Baldwin. They were blessed with three wonderful children, Craig Ivan, Dawn Lee and Brenda.

Her hobbies and interests included knitting, gardening and reading. Those dearest to her heart were her children and grandchildren, and all of her animals. She would always seem to get a laugh or chuckle when sharing stories of her cheerleading as a child or riding horses. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her son, Craig Ivan Gerry of Solon; two daughters, Dawn Lee Pennington and Brenda King, both of Perry, Okla.; six grandchildren including James Gerry of Webbs Mills; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ivan in 2008; her parents; five brothers, Roland, Alton, Gordon, Rodney, Harold; and two sisters, Winona and Beverly.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry, Okla. 
A celebration of Rita’s life was held in the Chapel at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in East Baldwin later in the spring.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmarler.com

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