Rita L. Ripberger, age 81, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at The Springs in Richmond. Born on August 31, 1940, in Hamilton, OH, she is the daughter of the late Loren and Bernice Dare.

In June of 1965, she married James Ripberger in Liberty. They shared more than 48 years of marriage together until James passed away in 2013.

Rita was the owner of Radio Shack in Liberty and retired from Snyder Company (formerly square D) after many years of service. She was a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She was also a 4-H Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother. Rita enjoyed playing bingo, Yahtzee, and Scrabble with her friends.

Survivors include sons, Loren (Tess) Haynes Greenfield, IN, Steve (Alison) Haynes Fresno, CA and Scott (Mary) Haynes from Fishers, In; stepsons, Herb and Wayne Ripberger of Richmond, IN; sister, Ruth Ann Frost (Dale Howard) of Greensfork, IN; brother, Fred (Nancy) Dare of Colorado Springs, CO; brother-in-law, Donald (Darlene) Ripberger of Paragon, IN; sisters-in-law, Pat Boughner, Phyllis Glaub, Carolyn Hall, Joyce (Richard) Houseworth, Margie Ripberger, Janice Ripberger, and Marilyn (Johnny) Anderson; 11 Grandchildren; 17 Great Grandchildren; and numerous loved nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by parents, Loren and Bernice Dare; daughter-in-law, Kay Ripberger; brothers, Charlie and Robert Dare; sisters-in-law, Charmaign Dare, Nancy Dare, and Wilma Haselby; brothers-in-law, Charles, Robert; David Ripberger, Louis Glaub, Francis Boughner; Larry Hall; and granddaughter Kara Haynes.

Funeral service will be conducted at Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N Main, Liberty, on Saturday March 26, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home from11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery in Connersville.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Southview Courts Recreation Fund. Those may be made at the funeral home.

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