Orr, Rita Hope was born on November 2, 1953 in California, Missouri, United States.
Graduated from high school, Tipton, Missouri.
Artist, private practice, Osage Beach, Missouri, since 1975.
Artist: exhibitions include Two Views, Dunnegan Museum, Bolivar, Missouri, 1991, Two Views, Rozier Gallery, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1992, Where We Live, Norfolk (Nebraska) Art Center, 1996, The Song Within Us, Ashby-Hodge Gallery, Fayette, Missouri, 1997, M. Harwell Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 1999, 2006, Paintings and Prints, Clear Lake arts Center, Iowa, 2010.
Daughter of Rulo Ira and Helen Roberta (Helton ) Mathews. Married, Joseph Charles Orr, June 14, 1974.