Rita Faye Ashby, age 65, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Herrin Hospital.
Rita was born November 29, 1956 in Marion, Illinois, a daughter of Raymond and Mary Belle (Hill) Norris. Rita had worked as a motel manager until her health prevented her from doing so.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Alta (Amy) Burnett Jr. and Kevin James Burnett; daughter, Mary Roxanne Burnett; grandchildren, Catrina Burnett, Hannah Burnett, Malayna Burnett, Jayma Burnett, Alyssa Burnett, Aubrey Burnett, Austin Chandler, Eli Burnett, Dylan Burnett, and Tanner Burnett; four siblings, Linda Lindsey, Louise McRoy, Rayanne Norris, and Michael "Butch" Norris; and her Great Granddaughter, Calionna Page Burnett. She is preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Brett Tyler Harkrider and two siblings, Mary Ann Bozarth and Raymond David Norris.
Visitation will be Friday, January 28th, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, January 28th at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Inurnment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.