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Surrounded by her loving family, Rita Stathers, 57, of Lebanon, passed away July 3, 2017.
Rita was born on Oct. 4, 1959, in New Hampshire, the daughter of the now late Fernand and Lena (Beaudoin) Perras.
Rita loved being a mother, living her life for her daughters and providing constant inspiration and love. She was blessed with two grandchildren, who were the light of her life.
Rita was able to travel the world and make lasting memories.
She was a skilled baker and enjoyed creating sweets for her loved ones. Rita was the rock of her family and was at her happiest when surrounded by those she loved.
Rita graduated from Lebanon High School in 1977. She worked for Dart Controls in the human resources department for 18 years.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon.
Survivors include the father of her children, John Stathers, whom she married in 1979; her daughters, Chelsea Hill and her fiance, Justin Ohlemiller, of Indianapolis, and Chalais (Marshall) Randle of Fishers; her brothers, David Perras and Lucien (Holly) Perras, both of Lebanon; her sister, Michele "Mimi" Perras of Avon; her grandchildren, Hattie and Hutson Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, July 6, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 319 E. South St., Lebanon, for visitation from 4 until 8 p.m., with a Rosary service starting at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held in the church Friday, July 7, at 11 a.m. with Father Timothy Kroeger officiating. Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 319 E. South St., Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on July 4, 2017
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