Rita M. Nauman, 89, a lifelong resident of Washington, IL, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was born on November 8, 1931 in Metamora, IL, the daughter of Waldo and Edna (Wernsman) Thewlis.
She is survived by her children, Shawn (Leslie) Tunis and Kathleen (Robert) Bachman of North Port, FL and Teresa Behrends and Thomas (Sherry) Bessler all of Washington. Rita has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also has two brothers, Douglas Thewlis of Lehigh Acres, FL and Paul Thewlis of East Peoria. Three siblings preceded her in death.
There will be a graveside service to be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. A Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
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