Rita Kay Easton, 72 of South Beloit, IL died at 8:45 am Saturday May 16, 2015 in her home surrounded by her family. \r\r\n\r\r\n She was born January 23, 1943 in South Beloit, IL the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield and Anita (Drummond) Schultz. Rita attended North Boone High School and then Beloit Memorial High School. She married Noel D. Easton in Belvidere, IL on January 24, 1959. She built and tested magnetos for Colt Industries. \r\r\n\r\r\n Rita is a former 4H Leader; former member of Blackhawk Field Archers; she enjoyed golfing and was on a women’s league at Red Barn Golf Course; she enjoyed fishing, bow hunting and deer hunting. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include: husband Noel of South Beloit, IL; daughters Judi Gurney, Nancy (Stacy) Butson all of South Beloit, IL, Cindy (Lynnette) Easton of Rockford, IL; son David Easton of South Beloit, IL; daughter Linnea (Ben) Moist of Rockton, IL; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, granddaughter Rachel Yuhas, sister Jeanette, brother Richard. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies to be held at 10:00 am Thursday May 21, 2015 in McCorkle Funeral Home – Rockton Chapel 767 N Blackhawk Blvd Rockton, IL with Pastor Dan Herman of Old Stone Church officiating. Her burial will be in Rockton Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial is being established.