Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and there will be no services. Memorials may be made to her grandchildren's education fund. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Rita was born on May 20, 1945, in Charleroi, Pa., the daughter of James Howard and Margaret Cecilia Dillion Waggner. She married John Ochkie on Dec. 24, 1975, in Pennsylvania.
Survivors include her husband, John Ochkie, Moline; sons, Jason Ochkie, Naperville, Ill., John (Martha) Ochkie Jr., Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Piper, Kennedy and Raegan; sisters, Virginia Upton, Moline, and Nancy Lessman, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and a sister.
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