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Rita Faye Bushnell Key | 65 | Roodhouse

Rita Faye Bushnell Key, age 65, of Roodhouse passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 30, 1957 in Carrollton, the daughter of Clyde and Marjorie Baker Bushnell. She married Marvin Lynn Holder on June 13, 1986 and he preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1997.
She is survived by seven children, Reagan Stewart of Jacksonville, Linda (Chad) Brown of White Hall, Pamela (Errett) Pargeon of Vandalia, MO, Sarah Rice (Davie Hughes) of White Hall, Benji Rice (Rose) of Carrollton, Chad (Dana) Rice of Litchfield, and Jamie Rice of Mount Vernon; twenty-two grandchildren, Brent, Stacy, Tristen, Chanse, Makendra, Keaton, Brady, Lakeleigh, Payton, Katelyn, Zach, Joscelyn, Jaxeson, Chelsea, Kearstan, Keagon, Zayden, Mikenli, Connor, Kendall, Braden, and Caleb; six great grandchildren, Ellie, Dustin Jr., Macey, Caleb, Braden, Niklaus, Alarie, and Marcel; two sisters, Carolyn Cox and Kathy Hillman; bonus daughter, Kimberly Burkheart and two bonus grandchildren, Caleb and Alexandra. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, David and Tim Goodman, and Marlin Bud Bushnell.
Rita was employed at Heritage Health in Jacksonville for over 20 years. She was involved in the activity department and adored her residents more than anything. She was a cat lover and an avid country music fan. She enjoyed listening to Alan Jackson, John Michael Montgomery, and Keith Whitley. Her family was very special to her and she loved spending time with them. She always said grandchildren were the light of her life. Rita never knew a stranger and made an impact on those who knew her.
Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall with burial to follow in Pine Tree Cemetery in Patterson. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be suggested to the North Greene Spartan Football Program. Rita was awarded “Biggest Fan” in 2018 by the team, which included her grandson, Brady Brown. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall is in charge of arrangements.

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