Rita Anne Logan (Yager) (65) of Ste. Marie


Published on November 24 2012 12:28 pm

Rita Anne Logan (Yager), age 65 of Ste. Marie, IL passed away at 11:05 AM – Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Private family services will be held.  Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.

Rita Ann Logan was born December 17, 1946 in Chicago, IL to Walter and Martha Ruth (Picquet) Logan.  She married Mike Yager on May 31, 1970 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, IL.  Rita was a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and taught school at Teutopolis and Effingham, IL while co-founding Mid-America Designs.  After being diagnosed with M.S., she was divorced and moved to Sainte Marie, IL the town her ancestors founded.  There she led a quiet, private life and waged a courageous battle against M.S.  She continued to take pride in Mike and Mid-America's growth.

Rita is survived by her brother James (wife Eiko) Logan of Newton, IL; sister Patricia (husband Tony) Faller of Oblong, IL; three nieces and four nephews; loyal caregivers Diane Conover, Marsha Patterson, Sharon Reynolds and Angie Myers and many loyal friends.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents.