Rita J. Stevenson, 67, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL.
Private services and burial will be held at a later date by the family. Memorials: To Mary Stevenson.
She was born, June 2, 1950, in Vandalia, IL, the daughter of Dale Leon & Geneva Elnora Marie (Drewes) Porter. Married Carl Gatewood, later married Wayne A. Stevenson, he passed away. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia, IL.
Survived by: Mother - Geneva Porter, Altamont, IL; Sons- Kerry Gatewood, Quincy, IL and Andy Gatewood, Vandalia, IL; Daughter - Mary Stevenson & Special Friend, Charles Gifford, Vandalia, IL; Grandchildren - Makayla, Charles, Cydney and Kaiden; Brothers - Dale Porter Jr. & Pat, Alabama, Terry Porter, Vandalia, IL, Larry "Butch" Porter, Alabama; Sisters - Sharon Davis & Mike, Brownstown, IL, Mary Maske & James, St. Peter, IL and Barb Tompkins, Vandalia, IL.
Preceded in death by: Father; Son - Kevin, 1994; 2 Sisters - Lori Work and Peggy LaPointe.