Rita A. Eckert, age 78, of Huntingburg, passed away at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, October 1, 2017, at The Timbers of Jasper.
She was born September 6, 1939, in Dubois County, Indiana to Claude and Ada (Atkins) Ford; and married Larry Eckert on June 19, 1965, at the Birdseye Christian Church in Birdseye. Rita was a retired Western & Southern Life Insurance agent. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Eckert, who died on July 16, 2005; and two sisters, Olive Spraggins and Agnes Polen.
She is survived by one sister, Evelyn Young of Birdseye; one brother, Henry Ford of Huntingburg; her companion, Robert Chipley of Huntingburg; bynieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Rita A. Eckert will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Mentor Cemetery near Birdseye. Reverend Albert Madden will officiate at the service.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Tuesday. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.