Services for Rita (McDermott) Reis were held Friday, July 28, 2017. Rita passed away on July 25, 2017 in Perry, Iowa. She was born Oct. 10, 1925 in Bayard, Iowa.


Rita married John “Art” McDermott on March 29, 1948. They were married for 41 years. Following Art’s death in 1990, Rita married Laverne Reis.


Survivors include five children: Mary (Bill) Tighe of Bagley, Iowa; Monica (LaVern) Dirkx of Carroll, Iowa; Margaret Knosby of Perry, Iowa; Mark (Kristy) McDermott of Jamaica, Iowa, and Michele (Wayne) Ahern of Solon, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and sister, Kathleen (Tom) Ferguson of Greensboro, N.C.; many other relatives and friends.


Family requests memorials be made to HCI Hospice Care Services, 610 10th Street, Perry, Iowa, 50220.