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Obituaries

Dorothy 'Rita' Barnhart

ROCK FALLS – Dorothy “Rita” Barnhart, 88, died Wednesday, December 3, 2019, at her home in Rock Falls.

She was born on January 28, 1931, in Morrison, the daughter of Fay McKee and Anna (Martin) McKee. Dorothy was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling as well as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter, Anna Marie (Ron Voss) Barnhart of Rockford; her sister, Juanita Bender of Prophetstown and her grandson, Bradley Jennings (Sarah) of Rockford.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters and one granddaughter.

A graveside service will be held at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling on December 7, 2019 at 10 a.m.

A memorial has been established to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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