August 16, 1947 ~ May 12, 2020

Born in: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Resided in: INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Rita Joan (Stafford) Eby, 73, passed away May 12. She was born in Indianapolis on August 16, 1947. Rita was a member of Glendale Christian Church for over 25 years. She was also a troop leader, alongside her husband Sam, for Boy Scouts of America. Rita was a Registered Nurse until her retirement in 2010.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duarward “Sam” Eby, Jr. Parents, John M Stafford and Bertha Rowena (Stull) Stafford. Sister, Mary Catherine (Stafford) Eby.

She is survived by 5 children, Penelope (Michael) Couch, Konstance (Jack Perry) Eby, Samantha (Danielle) Eby-Reel, Duarward S. (Amy) Eby III, and Matthew (Cherilyn) Eby; 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Brother, John J (Janice) Stafford.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:00am at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Services

Graveside Service: June 3, 2020 10:00 am

Forest Lawn Cemetery
1977 S. State Rd 135
Greenwood, In 46143


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. God bless her and the family in their time of healing time to celebrate momma life and the joy she had on people she’ll be truly missed

  3. Thank you for always treating like one of your own. Momma Ricki. You and Sam are finally reunited, and I know how happy that makes you both.
    I love you, and will miss you.
    MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY

  4. Rita,
    You are amazing. I’m honored I had the chance to care for you. It was nice sharing stories with you. Thank you for your wisdom, smiles and hugs. I’m glad I always hugged you, kissed your head, and told you I loved you. Your deeply missed already. May you always worship face to face with our Great Creator. How wonderful❤️

  5. I’m sad you’re not here so I can come see you whenever everyone is on my last nerve. I’m sad I won’t be able to tell you to go to bed when you send me random stuff. I’m sad I won’t be getting random phone calls from you when I’m at work. I’m sad you won’t be there when I achieve my RN. Hopefully you and grandpa got your White Castle when you two were reunited. I love you and miss you more than I can put into words. Forever and always 💛💛

  6. I’m sad I can’t come see you whenever everyone and everything is on my last nerve. I’m sad I can’t tell you to go to bed when you send me random stuff. I’m sad I won’t get random calls from you at work anymore. I’m sad you won’t be there when I achieve my RN. Hopefully you and grandpa ate White Castle when you two were reunited. I love you and miss you more than I can put into words. 💛

  7. I’m sad I won’t get to see you whenever everyone and everything is on my nerves. I’m sad I won’t be able to tell you to go to bed when you send me random stuff. I’m sad I won’t be receiving random calls at work anymore. I’m sad you won’t be there when I achieve my RN. Hopefully you and grandpa ate White Castle when you two were reunited. I love you and miss you more than I can put into words 💛

  8. I miss you already and will love you always. Go rest high on that mountain. You and Sam are finally together again. Thanks for 39 years of laughter, tears, fun and adventures

  9. RICKI you were one om sisters we laughed together and we cried together I’m going to miss you but you’re at peace
    Love Jody

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