Rita Ann Naumann Bozwell Ricky LaVerne Bozwell
Rita Ann Naumann Bozwell, 66, and Ricky LaVerne Bozwell, 66, of Pocahontas, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Rita is the daughter of George and Esther Naumann. She was born on August 20, 1951. Rita grew up in rural Charles City, Iowa. Ricky is the son of Lester and Dorothy Bozwell. He was born on October 4, 1951. Ricky grew up in rural southwest Iowa.
Rita and Ricky married on April 3, 1971, at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, in Ames, Iowa.
Rita worked as a machinist in Washington, Iowa and Marengo, Ill. Ricky had a career in agriculture. After retirement, the couple moved to an acreage near Pocahontas, Ark.
The couple was involved in several organizations, including the Foothills Tractor Club, St. Paul’s Church, and the Knights of Columbus. They enjoyed spending time with friends, playing cards, and eating out at various restaurants.
Their passion for helping others was evident. Rita shared her baking, garden produce, time, and energy. Ricky was known for checking on his neighbors, tilling gardens, and cutting firewood to help out anyone in need.
The couple is survived by their daughter, Jessica (Allen) Patterson of Pocahontas; son, Aaron (Gretchen) Bozwell of Rota, Spain; grandson, Alex Bozwell of Rota, Spain.
Rita is also survived by brother, George (Stephanie) Naumann of Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Mary Jane (Kendra) Akin of Rogers, Minn., Veronica (Gary) Lack of Waukee, Iowa, Patricia (Philip) Davis of Agency, Iowa, and Angela Ethington of Dumon, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Cindy Naumann of Des Moines, Iowa, JoAnn Naumann of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Kathy Moore of Rockford, Iowa.
Ricky is also survived by his parents of Red Oak, Iowa; brothers, Johnny (Kathleen) Bozwell of Corning, Iowa, Gary (Jean) Bozwell of Red Oak, Iowa, and Raymond (Debra) Bozwell of Red Oak, Iowa; sisters, Linda (Dennis) Swain of Red Oak, Iowa, and Joan (Mark) Clark of Ft. Worth, Texas.
The couple has many nieces and nephews that also survive.
Rita is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Al Naumann, Tom Naumann, and James Naumann.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. The visitation and Rosary will be held in the chapel of the Fears Family Funeral Home, 2803 Highway 67 South, Pocahontas, Ark.
The couple’s funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 1002 Convent Street, Pocahontas, Ark.
Per family wishes, the couple has been cremated.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.fearsfamilyfuneralhome.com