Rita Jo Steidel, 65, of Bloomington and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday at her home in Bloomington.
Born Sept. 28, 1941 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Ray "Pony" and Georgia (Johnson) Hains.
She worked in explosives at NWSC Crane where she received numerous awards for performance. She was also the owner and operator of Rita's Country Seller Antique Shop. She was a member of the Antioch Christian Church, Bloomfield American Legion, and AMVETS.
Surviving is her son Thom Foster of New York, New York.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Les Steidel; and son, Monty Foster.
Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. on Sunday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler and Rev. Arlen Pope officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and one-hour prior to service at the funeral home.