Rita Styck-McWherter, age 75, of Herscher, IL and formerly of Wilmington, IL, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at home. Born September 25, 1945 in Kankakee, IL to the late Clayton Clarence and Margaret Mary (nee Larkin) Rynearson, Rita retired at the age of 62 from Plant Services contracted with Exxon Mobil. She loved to bird watch and was a member of the National Bird Watchers Association. She also enjoyed horticulture and exhibited that through the many plants she grew. Rita enjoyed crafting and boating with her late husband, Mac, and most importantly loved spending time with family. She married Henry (Wanda) Styck July 31, 1965 in Kankakee. They had two children:  Tina (Don) Fleischauer of Herscher and Henry “J.R.” (the late Cindy) Styck, Jr. of Dwight, IL. Seven grandchildren: Holly (Robbie) Wilke, Dustin and Cassie Fleischauer, Jason, Brandy, Brittany and Jamie Stanton; four great-grandchildren: Emma, Sofia, and Nevaeh Stanton, and Robert Donald Wilke; one sister, Sue (the late John) Fiessinger of Kevil, Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews survive. Preceding her in death was her husband, William “Mac” McWherter (8-22-2018), to whom she was married September 5, 2005; brothers: James (Marcie), Kevin (the late Robyn) and Terry Rynearson; one sister, Sandra Dee Dickerson; and one sister-in-law, Kathy Rynearson. Visitation was at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 4 until 7 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. All attendees were required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing standards. Cremation rites were accorded following the services. Inurnment: Custer Town-ship Cemetery. For more information and to visit her online guestbook, log on to www.rwpattersonfu neralhomes.com or on Face-book.

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