Rita Ann Rodgers, 66, passed away October 12, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones. Rita was born on February 2, 1947 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, to Cledith Stevens and Beulah Barker Stevens.
Rita is survived by her husband Ted Rodgers of Orient, Ohio; mother Beulah Binion of Olive Hill, Kentucky; daughters Lisa Walchle (John) and Lori Montgomery both of Mount Vernon, Ohio; sister Wilmeda Rodgers of Olive Hill, Kentucky; sister Phyllus Downey of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by father, Cledith Stevens, and her daughter, Belinda Sue Rodgers.
Rita had many jobs throughout her life, but her favorite was working with the kids on her bus as an aide with the Southwestern City School District. She was always doing something for someone else and looking for ways to help people. She headed numerous fundraisers to benefit the needy. She loved family, including her grandchildren, her parrots and fishing. In August, 2011, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that led to a stroke. After the doctors gave her nearly zero percent chance of living, she came to live in Mount Vernon where the whole family took care of her.
Family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. Her final resting place will be in the Memorial Gardens of Olive Hill, Kentucky handled by Globe Funeral Home.
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