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Rita I Tangman

October 1, 1932 January 8, 2011
Rita I Tangman
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Peoria-Rita I. Tangman, 78, of Peoria died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, Jan.8, 2011, at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born Oct. 1, 1932, in Peoria to Albert and Lucille Naza Peterson, she married Alvin (Pete) Tangman Oct. 30, 1954 in Peoria. He died Jan. 19, 1990, in Peoria. Her sister, Marilyn (Loren) Tangman also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Randy (Cindy) Tangman of Richmond, Texas; two daughters, Diane(Jim) Smith and Anita (Chris) Spencer both of Peoria; three sisters; Margaret(Floyd) Recar and Virginia (Bob) DeWalt both of Peoria, and Linda (Bill) Taggart of Bartonville; seven grandchildren, Greg and Aimee Tangman, Bradley, Samuel, and Patrick Smith, and Logan and Paige Spencer. Also surviving is one great grandson, Kyle Tangman. Rita was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church where she helped out with it’s food pantry and for many years assisted with Sunday collections and the St. Vincent de Paul Society collections. Rita was an Academy of Our Lady graduate, and enjoyed taking trips with family and friends. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at her church, with Msgr. Paul Showalter officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wright and Salmon Mortuary. Further visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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