Rita (Deck) Boardman, LCC ’63-’65, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Genesis Medical Center – Silvis, IL.
She married Albert Boardman on August 25, 1968 in Urbana, IL. In addition to raising her 4 children, she actively fostered throughout her life. Rita received her schooling in nursing and worked at Winning Wheels in Prophetstown, the Robert Young Center in Rock Island, and in various nursing homes. Rita was an active member of Wildwood Church where she enjoyed her involvement with several church groups.
She loved entertaining family and friends in her home. She delighted in cooking for family gatherings, and each year she and her family made Christmas cookie trays that she shared with others. Rita enjoyed crafts, knitting, sewing, decorating cakes, writing notes of encouragement, and playing card games and dominoes with family and friends.