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Rita Kay Denbo Padgett, 69, of Terre Haute passed away at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in her home. She was born April 9, 1948, in Terre Haute, to Harold Denbo and Mable McCarty Denbo.
Survivors include her companion, Robert Weaver; six children, Raymond Padgett, Tina Wycoff, Charles Padgett, Robin Arndell, Cheryl Thompson, and Darrell Padgett; her former husband and friend, Raymond Padgett; two sisters, Debbie Reed and Lisa Miller; three sisters-in-law, Linda Rowley, Marie Couch, and Wanda Weaver; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; her parents; four brothers, Rex, Larry, Gene, and Dennis; and a sister, Helen.
Rita enjoyed talking on the phone and playing bingo.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Padgett officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Thursday. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Rita Padgett memorial fund, with envelopes available in the funeral home.
Published on January 22, 2018
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