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“I will really miss Rita. She was such a delightful lady. Always so cheerful and fun to play bridge with. ”
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“We have many fond memories of Rita and "Doc". Our sympathy to Rita's family. Roland & Fran Herrmann Green Valley, Arizona ”
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“We have many wonderful memories of Rita and "Doc". Our sympathy to Rita's family. What a wonderful lady! Roland and Fran Herrmann Green Valley....Read More »
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“We are terribly saddened to hear about the passing of Ms. Sayler. She will be missed by all of us here at McHenry Country Club. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: McHenry Country Club - McHenry, IL

“With our deepest sympathy to the Sayler Family. We will miss seeing her, we were truly blessed to have known Rita! Such a beautiful lady, snow white...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy & Dave Podborny - McHenry, IL

“To the Sayler family, our condolences on the loss of Rita. What a wonderful person who was able to live life to the fullest for a very long time. ...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jon and Mary Meyer - McHenry, IL

“I have many memories of Rita. Our standing joke was that I wanted to grow up and be just like her! She was a very special lady, and will be missed...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Francene Weyland - Mc Henry, IL


Rita M. Sayler

Born: Jan. 17, 1915

Died: Feb. 2, 2016

Rita Sayler, 101, of McHenry died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Journey Care Hospice in Woodstock.

She was born on January 17, 1915, to Joseph and Anna Freund in McHenry, Illinois.

She married Dr. James Eugene Sayler on June 19, 1937, at St. Boniface, Chicago, Illinois (they eloped), she was the loving mother of four children.

Rita is survived by her children, Susan (John) McClory, Indio, CA, Gretchen (Rick) Miller, Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Jay (Trisha) Sayler, McHenry, IL, and Wendy (Gene) Parks, Hartland, MI. By her eight Grandchildren, Kerrie (Mike) Weaver; Courtney Crossley; Megan (Joe) Stanley; Scott (Gina) Miller, Jay (Kelly) Miller; Perry (Amy) Parks; Jen (Jim) Rice; Jace (Christine) Sayler. By her fourteen Great-Grandchildren, Katie and Emma Crossley; Morgan and Connor Stanley; Jake Miller; Jack and Kate Miller; Sophie and Chloe Parks; Kaleb, Liam and Miles Rice and Crue and Gianna Sayler.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Doc Sayler; and her sisters, Julia (Merlvin) Kent; Lenore (Floyd) Cooley; Rosina (Sam) Zvonar; Cornelia (Herman) Nye; Flora (Homer) FitzGerald; and brother, Elmer (Sybil) Freund and an infant son.

Rita was a school teacher, worked at McHenry State Bank and was active as a volunteer at Home of the Sparrow, McHenry County Historical Society, Friends of McHenry Library and life member of McHenry Country Club.

Visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. with Mass immediately following at 11:00 at Holy Apostles Church, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in memory of Rita Sayler be made to either the McHenry Township Fire Protection District 3610 West Elm St. McHenry, IL 60050 or the Journey Care Foundation, 2050 Claire Ct. Glenview, IL 60025.

Arrangements handled by Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry 815-385-0063.