It is with a sad heart that I must inform you that Rita Smith-Lace, aka 'Mom' passed away on Friday, May 11th, 2012.
I know many of you didn't know mom, she was an original founder of the Genealogy Chat Friends group and spent many many hours in it's startup mentoring and sharing her vast knowledge of genealogy and research.
Rita has spent the last couple of years battling Lymphoma, Congestive Heart Failure, COPD and several other issues. She died in her sleep shortly after entering Hospice care.
Mom's obituary can be read at: http://biermanfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1481051&fh_id=11715
Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated as my family goes through this difficult time.
Kent Smith (Cub_2)