Rita J. Bodimer

Caseyville | Friday, July 19 2013

Rita J. Bodimer, 61, passed away at 2:48pm on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Barnes - Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  She was born on April 2, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of the former Mildred Head and the late William Austin.  She married Ralph Bodimer on September 26, 2001, in Alton and he survives.  Other survivors include her mother and step father: Mildred and John Hunt of Sesser, Illinois, three daughters and two sons in law: Tesha and Rob Carlyle of Sparta, Illinois, Lisa and Eric Minor of Yorba Linda, California, Rafaela Reynolds of Alton, one son and daughter in law: Joe and Cherilyn Esquivel of Alton, thirteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three sisters and a brother in law: Judy Austin of Collinsville, Lynda and Gary Earhart of Caseyville, Verla Austin of Texas, six brothers and four sisters in law: Sonny and Jeri Austin of Missouri, Bud Austin of Florida, Randy and Julie Austin of Texas, Lance and Linda Austin of Collinsville, Vance and Anita Austin of Madison, Illinois, and Terry Austin of Collinsville.

She was formerly employed at Alton Memorial Hospital and Christian Northeast Hospital in medical billing.

She was preceded in death by her father.

In celebration on her life, memorial visitation will be from 4pm until a time of reflection at 7pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.  Rev. Royce Roy will officiate.  Private inurnment will be in Potosi, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Joe Esquivel.

Online guestbook available at

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Pitchford Funeral Home

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