Rita F. Brand (59)

New Haven, Illinois
Birth: September 17, 1961
Death: April 11, 2021

Rita F. Brand, 59, of New Haven, Illinois, formerly of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Columbia Healthcare Center in Evansville, Indiana. She was born September 17, 1961, in New Harmony, Indiana, the daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Hungate) Brand.

Rita was a homemaker and enjoyed listening to country music and playing cards. But her greatest joy came from talking with her grandchildren.

Survivors include son Joey Donath of New Haven; ; daughter Amber Brand of Canton, Illinois; brothers Benny Brand of Grayville, Eric Brand of Farmington, Illinois; sister Sondra Wright of New Haven; grandchildren Alannah (Dyllan) Rife, Kaiden Myers, Keara Myers, Ryland Russell, Trystan Brand, Nicholas Brand; great grandchildren Ozzy Rife, Blaine Wheeler; nephews Jeff Wright, Gary Wright; special nieces Tabitha Stater, Deanna Wright.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Billie Brand; and sister-in-law Stacy Brand.

Rita’s wishes were to be cremated. A gathering and celebration of life for Rita will be hosted by her family at a later date.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is assisting the family.

Visitation: Family will host a gathering and celebration at a later date
Burial: Union Presbyterian Cemetery, Crossville, Illinois

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