Rita Marie Oldham Lange Thomas


Oct. 6, 1925 - Aug. 7, 2012



Rita Marie Oldham Lange Thomas, 86, of Geneva, Ill., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. Rita was born Oct. 6, 1925, in East St. Louis, Ill.


Rita is survived by her four children, Nancy (Gerald) Sidman of Geneva, Christine (Douglas) Dick of Malvern, Pa., Karl (Julie) Lange of Sandwich, Ill., and Peter (Roseann) Lange of Waukesha; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Nicole) and Christopher (Heather) Sidman, Ian (Laura) and Timothy (Katie) Lange, Jordan Dick and Samuel, Charles and Joseph Lange; and five great-grandchildren.


Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Lange, and second husband, Frank H. Thomas. 


Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 9, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles, Ill. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora, IL 60502.


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