Rita Rieger

Eurita Fay “Rita” Rieger, 76, of Maryneal, Texas passed away on Nov. 15, 2010 at her home. She was born January 16,1934 in Palestine, Texas. She married Wayne Rieger on July 6, 1952 in Palestine, Texas. Survivors include her son, Paul Rieger and wife Debbie of Big Spring, Texas; daughters, Ada Jackson of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Paulia Sacket and husband Rick of Temple, Texas; one sister, Anita Wylie of Palestine, Texas; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Eurita was a homemaker and was a partner in Texas Packing Co., with her husband in Sweetwater. She had lived in Nolan County since 1961, moving from Palestine. For at least 25 years she had a food booth at the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-up as Rieger’s Bar B Que. She attended Maryneal Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne C. Rieger on Feb. 17, 2007 and a grandaughter, Brittany Rieger and her parents G.A. and Lottie Alford. Services will be Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 10 a.m., at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., on Friday Nov. 19, 2010 at Crawford Cemetery near Slocum, Texas, with Rev. Truman Davis officiating. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Services are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.