Rita O'Dell Birthday

Posted Online: March 24, 2014, 11:01 am
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Rita O'Dell, 1808 27 1/2 Ave., East Moline, will be honored at an open house on March 29, 2014, in observance of her 80th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Highland Park Bowl, 4202 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. Please RSVP to rsvpbethreynolds@gmail.com or 940-390-0810.
Rita Huggart was born on March 30, 1934.
Her children are Debby Frazier, Spring Lake, N.C.; Becky Hobbs, San Antonio, Texas; Merline Hensley, Deming, N.M.; and Beth Reynolds, Hickory Creek, Texas. She has 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was employed as a cashier at Walmart, retiring in 2009.


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