Rita M. Hager, age 81, of Dayspring II in Corning, NY died peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA with her family at her side. Rita was born August 24, 1934 in Corning to Kenneth and Dorothy (Copp) Clark. She was a graduate of Northside Blodgett. She had worked for Ken and Elsie's and the FoodMart. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and a long-time member of the South Corning United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, making "grandma's salad," bus trips to the casinos, and playing cards. The job she was best at was riding herd on her five boys. She is survived by her five sons, Charles (Sandra) Kottwitz, Jr. of Pine City, NY, Ronald (Whitney) Kottwitz of St. Petersburg, FL, Scott (Susie) Kottwitz of Spring Hill, FL, Kenneth Kottwitz of Pinellas Park, FL, and Steve (Kristiana) Kottwitz of Brooksville, FL; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Ruth Clark; her husbands, Charles Kottwitz, Sr. and Gene Hager. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday March 8th from 5 until 7 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. 216 East First Street in Corning where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM with Reverend Patrick Holder officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Corning United Methodist Church, 12 Caton Road, Corning, NY 14830.