Rita Annette Marie Mustain, daughter of Albert and Olivia Giroux Boisselle, was born, August 31, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She departed this life, Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-three years, four months and nineteen days.
On January 6, 1951 at Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Bradford Mustain, and to this union nine children were born. Together they shared fifty-two years of marriage until his passing on May 13, 2003.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Phillip Duane Mustain; seven sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include five sons, Lloyd B. Mustain, Jr. of Camdenton, Missouri, John Robert Mustain and wife Sandi of Peculiar, Missouri, Ronald Dean Mustain and wife Shelly of Camdenton, Missouri, Martin Allen Mustain of Atlanta, Georgia and Kenneth Homer Mustain and wife Karen of Greenview, Missouri; three daughters, Oliva Lee Kennedy of Lebanon, Missouri, Tracy Lynn Kubicki and husband Allen of Gladstone, Missouri and Anna Marie Mustain of Camdenton, Missouri; eighteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Oliver Boisselle of Holyoke, Massachusetts; a sister, Jeannette Barnaby of Alton, New York and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Rita was raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts and moved to Hartsburg, Missouri as a young lady. After her marriage, they made their home in the Kansas City area. 1963 brought a move to the Lake of the Ozarks where she babysat for many children in the area.
Rita was baptized in the Catholic Church and was a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Camdenton.
In her spare time she enjoyed reading. She loved to sew and many wonderful garments, quilts, pillows and craft projects. When sewing became too difficult, she started knitting hats in the nursing home. Earlier in life she was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will treasure the memories she created for her family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in St. Anthony Catholic Church under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Graveside services and burial will be at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday in Bonds Chapel Cemetery, Hartsburg, Missouri. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday in the funeral home with Rosary beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Bonds Chapel Church and Cemetery and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.
Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.