Rita R. Stevens

Published 5:29 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Rita R. Stevens, 93, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her home in Baton Rouge. She was born on July 6, 1920, and was a former resident of Bogalusa.

Rita is survived by two sons, Lamar Stevens of Baton Rouge and Charles Earl Stevens of Denham Springs; a daughter, Betty Bowers of Baton Rouge; two daughters-in-law, Gloria Stevens of Baton Rouge and Jodi Stevens of Denham Springs; five grandchildren, Chris Bowers, Todd Bowers, Anna Marie Barnett, Melissa McCabe and Brooke Stevens; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Coleman Stevens; her parents, Roy Clement and Augustine Rose Tucci Rusk; and one grandchild.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 15, at Ponemah Cemetery at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Clay Norwood officiating.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.