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Rita Bill (Harris) Light

    Rita Bill (Harris) Light, age 74 of Bennet, NE, died peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2023 in Lincoln. She was born on June 30, 1949 in Lexington, NE, the fifth child of William Orris (Bill) and Loretta Belle (Bybee) Harris. On February 11, 2000 she was united in marriage to Rodney Light in York, NE.

    Rita worked nearly 30 years at Champion Home Builders in York, as a forklift operator. Her hobbies included designing, crafting and refurbishing items. When she and her husband Rod moved to McCool Junction, she had a small craft shop where she enjoyed selling her creations. After Rod’s death in 2013, she closed her small gift/craft shop, and moved to North Platte, NE to be near her family. In 2020, she moved to Bennet, NE to be near extended family and loving friends who cared deeply for her.

    She is survived by daughter Natalie (Shane) Moats, son Micheal (Sarah) Roberts, son-in-law Eric Pitner, grandsons Nathan and William Moats, James, Jackson and Jayce Roberts, and granddaughter Kennedy Pitner, all from the North Platte area. She is also survived by her sister Orpha (Ron) McVicker, of Denver, CO, brother Jon (Kerri) Harris of Davenport, FL, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and many special friends, especially Tami Jackson, Terry and Patty Hudnall.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, a baby daughter Rebecca, daughter Dawn Pitner, husband Rodney Light, brothers Dee, Lee, and Charles Harris, and sisters-in-law Beverly and LaVonne Harris.

    A special thank you to Tabitha Hospice for the exceptional care provided to Rita during the last few months of her life.

    Memorial services will be held at a later date. It was Rita’s wish to be cremated. There is no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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