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Rita Frayer

May 8, 1936 — January 20, 2020

Rita Frayer

Rita Marion Frayer, 83, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020, at her home.

In following Rita's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Burial will be held at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI at a later date.

Rita was born in Ypsilanti, MI on May 8, 1936, the daughter of Raymond and Marion (Wright) Fletcher. She married Wesley Frayer on September 10, 1955 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hubbardston, MI. Wesley preceded her in death on February 10, 2004 after 48 years of marriage.  Rita graduated from SS Peter and Paul Catholic School in Ionia, Michigan, with the class of 1954.

Rita was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church St. Johns, MI. She worked at Michigan National Bank and Michigan Bell Telephone. Rita enjoyed traveling with her family, walking and sightseeing all things in nature.

Rita is survived by 6 siblings: Jerry (Donna) Fletcher, Sharon (Lewis) Hagle, Phil (Linda) Fletcher, Richard Fletcher, Mark (Kay) Fletcher, and Kathleen (Fred) Hearld; sister-in-law Mary Fletcher, many nieces and nephews, and goddaughters: Teresa O'Neill and Jessica Hunsucker.  Rita was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wesley Frayer, 3 children: Vickie Frayer, Barton (Nancy) Frayer, and William Frayer; and 3 brothers: Roger, Ronald and Terry Fletcher.

Her family wishes to thank her goddaughter Teresa O'Neill and Phil & Linda Fletcher for their care of Rita.  Online condolences can be may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

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