Rita Netherly, 73, Syracuse, died Aug. 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.
Surviving family includes her daughter, Tara (Billy) Walker, Kirklin; two brothers: Dale Netherly, West Harrison; Larry ‘Buster” Netherly, Middletown, Ohio; four sisters: Netherly of West Harrison; Maletia Jackson of Middletown, Ohio; Geneva Dalton of Pierce City, Mo.; Elizabeth Stauffer of Fairfield, Ohio; three grandchildren: Brianna Dembickie of Indianapolis; Victoria Clark of Hawaii; Brittney Guinto of Clarksville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren: Kysen, Amara, and Alliyah
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters Peggy Netherly and Marie Flexner, and brother Wayne Netherly.
A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 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.