Rita Kay Babb

February 9, 2020

Rita Kay Babb, 60, of rural Frankfort, died Sunday, February 9, 2020 at I.U. Health Arnett, Lafayette, Ind.  Born April 28, 1959 in Clinton County, Ind. to the late Ray W. “John” & Bertha Mae (Barker) Sanders.  She married Terry Lee Babb on December 31, 1976 and he survives.

Rita attended Clinton Central High School.  A homemaker, she enjoyed crafting, visiting light houses on the west coast of Michigan and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.



Visitation and Services

Private family services will be held.  Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, Ind. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Husband:  Terry Babb of rural Frankfort; Daughter:  Alicia K. (James) Gibson of Kempton; Son:  Travis (Melissa) Babb of rural Frankfort; 1 Brother:  Johnny Ray (Pat) Sanders of Wisconsin;  Sister:  Merri Ann (Stan) Pugh of Hillisburg; Sister-in-law:  Rena Sanders of Bremen; and 3 Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She is preceded by her parents and brother Russell Lee Sanders.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Rita Kay Babb”

  1. Helen Babb Cross February 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Terry, my heart breaks for you. This is a hard time, but God will give you strength and peace. Just know Rita is not suffering now. You may remember me, your Aunt Helen Babb . Love you and we will be praying for you and the family.

  2. Terri (Martin) Dean February 12, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Terry and Kids, I’m so sorry for your loss. Rita will be dearly missed by all that knew her and loved her. You will be in my prayers

  3. Morris W Cox February 13, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Sorry to hear about the loss of my cousin Rita. Growing up I spent a lot of time at their house. She was always kind to me and will be missed.

  4. Linda (Cox) Stitt February 14, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Such a sad moment, when I saw Rita’s name in the obituaries. She was my closest friend and favorite cousin, in childhood as well as our teenage years. We spent every weekend together each Summer, and many other nights throughout the rest of the year. We grew up; together. Time gets away from us and we can’t get it back, but the memories I shared with Rita will always be some of my best days. Prayers for Terry, Alicia, Travis, and their families.

  5. Candice Louks February 15, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Terry, I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Melany Fisher February 15, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    I am so sorry to hear she is gone. She was fun to hang out with when growing up, she got me to listening to rock music. Best wishes to all the family.

  7. Sandy Howe February 18, 2020 at 3:43 am

    Terry, I am very sorry for your loss. Rita was a very nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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