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October 16, 2019

Lake Carroll

Rita Shields, 66

Rita Shields, of Lake Carroll, IL, passed away Thursday, October 3rd at the age of 66.

Rita was raised in Chicago (St. Cajetan's parish) by parents Vincent and Marion Kennedy. She's survived by her husband of 37 years, Frederick Shields. She was a wonderful mother to Nicholas (Nicole), Elizabeth (George), and Laura (Richard). She was also a grandmother to Nora and Noah.

She was an avid dog lover, who enjoyed baking and gardening. She started the greenhouse at The Elisabeth Ludeman Center, where she worked with the disabled for 34 years. She was a social butterfly, who was loving and caring. She touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Special Olympics of Illinois in Rita's name.

Open Memorial Services were held on Friday, October 11th at 3:00 PM in the Arbor Room at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.


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