Rita J. Mikle, 75, of Marshall, died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Steve Tuck, Mike Tuck, Bill Tuck, John Pat Samson, Jason Tuck, Michael Tuck, B.J. Tuck and Bobby Joe Montgomery. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice, Fitzgibbon Cancer Center or Butterfield Youth Services. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born December 24, 1931, in rural Sweet Springs, she was the daughter of the late Frank Tuck and Mamie McGinnis Tuck. On Dec. 28, 1957, she married Charles William "Bill" Mikle, who survives of the home. She had lived in Saline County her entire life and was a graduate of Mercy Academy. She attended cosmetology school in Sedalia and was a beautician at Beautrama Beauty Shop in Marshall for 30 years.
Additional survivors include three sons, Gary Heilman and wife, Vicki, of Rockford, Ill., Dale Heilman and wife, Kathy, of Rockford and Montie Mikle and wife, Jeanne, of rural Marshall; two daughters, Lisa Merchant and husband, James, of Marshall and Lori Blalock of Marshall; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
Additional information provided per family recompense.