Rita J. Brockway, nee Johnson, 92, of Belleville, IL, born, October 26, 1930, in Collinsville, IL, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at her residence surrounded by family in Belleville, IL.
Rita ” Joyce” was a registered nurse graduating from Christian Welfare Hospital School of Nursing and later received her bachelors degree in nursing from McKendree College. She was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Memorial Convalescent Center in Belleville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband: Robert Brockway
- Parents: Carl and Adeline, nee Schumert, Johnson
- 2 brothers
- 3 sisters
Surviving are her:
- Jill Houba of Belleville, IL
- Carl Brockway of Columbia, IL
- Sister, Carole Smith of Jacksonville, FL
- Grandson, Austin Houba,
- Numerous nieces and nephews
She loved her family deeply . She enjoyed playing cards, golfing, “bumming around with her friends”, and spending the winter months with Bob in the Florida Keys. They were married for 67 years.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association @heart.org or The Alzheimer’s Association @ act.alz.org
Funeral: Private family Interment will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.
So sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful nurse inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Jill and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers
Rita was the very best! While my Great Aunt lived at Memorial Convalescent Center ( way back when you could live there), Rita gave extremely good care & with a smile. We certainly appreciated her. Mary Flannery was my Great Aunt.
My prayers are with you.
Mary Carter Brisk
You’re mom was so fun. I just loved spending time with her. Her knowledge and wit amazed me even when she didn’t feel that great. I loved her dearly and will miss her very much!