Rita M. Hubbard

Rita May Hubbard, age 82, of Albion passed away February 24, 2020. Rita was born in Springport, Mich., on September 29, 1937, the daughter of Kelly and Monabell (Richardson) England. She graduated from Springport High School in 1954.
Rita worked as a nanny for many years and was a foster mother to 48 kids. She then went on to work for Union Steel, Ganton’s and Spartan Manufacturing. Rita enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, baking and knitting. She loved to make hats, blankets and mittens for her family
and was known to donate many of those items to hospitals. Rita will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Richard) Lewis of Jackson; grandchildren, Archie (Jennifer) Hall of Albion, Bobby Smith of Albion, Benjamin Smith of Dexter; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Maizyn and Mea Hall; brother, Mitchell England; special nephew, Butch Lucas and several other nieces and nephews.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Jodie Hubbard, David Hubbard; special nephews, Joe and Kelly England; brother, Arlo (Ollie) England; and sister-in-law, Mary England.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel, 518 S. Main St. in Eaton Rapids. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Covenant House, Times Square Station, PO Box 731, New York N.Y. 10108-0900. Those interested can place online condolences by visiting www.millsfuneral.com.