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Rita Wohlers Bean

October 4, 1931 — December 24, 2023


Rita Wohlers Bean


     Rita Iris Wohlers Bean was born on October 4, 1931, near Woodbine, Iowa to parents Howard and Elsie (Lizer) Young. Rita started her schooling in Woodbine and then at Mondamin Consolidated School. She graduated from Mondamin in 1949. She then attended Barnes Beauty School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Rita rented a chair at the Wren Chase Barber Shop in Missouri Valley. On December 9, 1951, Rita married Harold Wohlers at the Missouri Valley RLDS Church. The couple farmed in various locations in Harrison County before settling on a farm north of Magnolia. Harold died in 1990. Rita married Everett Bean on June 1, 1993, at his home near Little Sioux, Iowa.

     Rita was a member of the Community of Christ. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Bible School, acting as Oriole Girls Leader and the Women’s leader. She also has served as an Elder in the church. Over the years Rita developed her skills as an artist, attending many workshops and art shows. She had her own one-woman art show displaying her paintings of the Loess Hills in 2009.

     Rita died on December 24, 2023, at Ariza Health Rose Vista in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 92 years, two months, and 20 days.

     Rita was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands, Harold and Everett; her brother, David Young and her grandson, Michael Godden. She is survived by her three children, Mike (Sherry) Wohlers of Pisgah, Iowa, Delila (Harold) Bertelsen and Linda Wohlers all of Logan, Iowa; six grandchildren, Ryan (Kim) Wohlers, Rochelle (Wade) Pitt, Laura (Joe) Flaugher, Derek (Jen) Rife, and Shaun (Cathy) Rife; 13 great grandchildren, Riley (Abby) Wohlers, Wyatt Wohlers, Alyx Wohlers, Macy (Colton Hacker) Pitt, Emma Pitt, Mila Flaugher, Fiona Flaugher, Anna Flaugher, Paige Rife, Braxton Rife, Michael Rife, Julia Rife and Trinity Wood; sister, Deanna (Rich) Small of Magnolia, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Joyce Young of Creston, Iowa and Gladys Blois of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

     Memorials may be directed to the Logan Fire and Rescue in memory of Rita.

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Past Services


Thursday, December 28, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home- Woodbine

501 Normal St, Woodbine, IA 51579

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 29, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

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