COLEMAN — A memorial service for Rita Gail Tidwell Shifflett, 72, of Mertzon and formerly of Novice, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22 at Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the funeral home.

She died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.

She was born July 22, 1946 in Wink to Billy Ray Tidwell Shifflett and Marjorie Davis Tidwell. She married L.B. Shifflett on January 21, 1966 in Mentone.

Survivors include three children, Scott Shifflett of Novice, Greg Shifflett of Novice, Kelly Posey and husband Danny of Mertzon; three brothers, Ronnie Tidwell of Odessa, Danny Tidwell and wife Tammie of Sonora, James Tidwell of Lake Brownwood; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Norman Franklin of Christoval; three grandchildren, Parker Posey of Mertzon, Peyton Posey of Mertzon, Ashley Tomkalski of Boston, Massachusetts; one great-grandchild, Addison Tomkalski of Boston, Massachusetts; step-mother, Pat Tidwell of Seymour; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Ray Tidwell and Marjorie Tidwell Martin; and her husband, L.B. Shifflett.