Rita A. Eckert, 78, Huntingburg

Rita A. Eckert, 78, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (October 1) at The Timbers of Jasper. She was born in Dubois County September 6, 1939, to Claude and Ada (Atkins) Ford. She married Larry Eckert June 19, 1965, at Birdseye Christian Church. He died July 16, 2005.

Rita was a retired Western and Southern Life Insurance agent.

She is survived by one sister, Evelyn Young, Birdseye; one brother, Henry Ford, Huntingburg; her companion, Robert Chipley, Huntingburg; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Olive Spraggins and Agnes Polen.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial following in Mentor Cemetery near Birdseye. Rev. Albert Madden will officiate at the service.

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