Rita Netherly

August 18, 2020

Rita Netherly, 73, of Syracuse, Indiana died August 18, 2020 in Middletown, Ohio.  She was born on April 11, 1947 in Middletown, Ohio to Clay Netherly and Inez (Ratliff) Netherly.

Rita was a graduate of Lakota High School in West Chester, Ohio.  She worked for Silgan Plastics Corporation for 30 years in Ligonier, Indiana.  She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family, especially her great-grandson: Kysen.



Visitation and Services

A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2020 at Eastlund Funeral Home, 7458 East 1000 North, Syracuse, IN 46567.  Friends may visit 4 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m. at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort is assisting the family with arrangements.

Survived by:

Surviving family includes her Daughter: Tara (Billy) Walker of Kirklin; 2 Brothers: Dale Netherly of West Harrison, Indiana and Larry “Buster” Netherly of Middletown, Ohio; 4 Sisters: Eunice Netherly of West Harrison, Indiana, Maletia Jackson of Middletown, Ohio, Geneva Dalton of Pierce City, Missouri, and Elizabeth Stauffer of Fairfield, Ohio; 3 Grandchildren: Brianna Dembickie of Indianapolis, Indiana, Victoria Clark of Hawaii, and Brittney Guinto of Clarksville, Tennessee; and 3 Great-Grandchildren: Kysen, Amara, and Alliyah.  

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters Peggy Netherly and Marie Flexner, and brother Wayne Netherly.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Rita Netherly”

  1. Victoria Clark August 26, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I am so very sorry. She was always such a bright and funny person. I’m so glad she came into my life as my Grammy. I love her so so much and wish I could be there for y’all. Sending my love your way.

  2. Holly Sautter August 26, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Tara, I’m very saddened by Aunt Rita’s passing. My heart aches for you and your family. I thought very highly of your mom and have many fond memories of her. I’m glad two of my children were able to know her. Shawna thought your mom was a lot of fun and she spoiled Garrett rotten with her homemade candy! She will forever be my Nanny in my heart!

  3. Chuck and Linda Scott August 26, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    We are deeply saddened to hear this.

  4. Heather Marquez August 27, 2020 at 12:41 am

    Prayers for your family’s loss. I worked with Rita for years like many. She was such a wonderful , kind, amazing lady. She is missed by many.

  5. Paula Conrad August 27, 2020 at 1:12 am

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with Rita at Silugan. She was a beautiful lady. I had not known she was sick. May God bless her family and give you peace.

  6. Jeff Krudop August 27, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Tara, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom! You are in my prayers! Jeff Krudop

  7. Candy Spangler August 27, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Loved working with Rita. She always had a smile. God Bless

  8. Deb Hornish September 1, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Rita lived by us many years ago in Defiance, Ohio. She was so much fun and a giving lady. She even talked me into dumpster diving with her! I’m very sorry to hear of her passing. Thoughts, prayers and my sympathy are with you.

  9. Amy Coalson September 2, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Words can not express how much this beautiful lady meant to me and how deeply I will miss her!! She was definitely one of a kind. We might not have been blood but we were family, and we always had fun together no matter what we were doing. You will forever be in my heart!! Until we meet again dear friend.

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