Rita Marie Marciukaitis, 56, of Saint Louis, MO, died at her residence on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1:56 am. She was born December 20, 1957, in Litchfield, IL to Anthony Marciukaitis MD & Lucille (Urbaitis) Marciukaitis. She was a retired school teacher after having taught Spanish at Affton High School. She was a member of the National Speleological Society. Rita is survived by her daughters, Erin O. Bailey of Chicago, IL, Mikka Marija Bailey of St Louis, MO, companion, Mark "Elvis" Andrich, brother, John (spouse, Carol) Marciukaitis, sister, Benigna Marciukaitis & niece, Lindsay Nation of Springfield, IL. Rita was preceded in death by her parents & brother Casimir. Friends may call on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, from 5 to 8pm and friends may call on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL from 2 to 4pm. In lieu of flowers, a tax deductible contribution can be made to Friends of Tower Grove Park in memory of Rita Marciukaitis at 4256 Magnolia Ave St. Louis, MO 63110. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.