Rita Riehle

November 29, 2013

Rita RiehleRita Riehle, 87, of Brookville, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 at her residence.

She was born May 12, 1926 in Franklin County, Indiana, a daughter to Clarence and Anetia Kuehn Amrhein.  Rita married Elmer Riehle on October 18, 1947 in St. Michael Catholic Church, and he survives.  She worked at Jay Garmet and D&M for a number of years, as well as being a housewife.  Rita was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling.

Left to honor Rita’s memory is her husband of over 66 years, Elmer Riehle; children, Dane (Judy) Riehle of Blooming Grove, Renee Metcalf of Brookville, Brent (Faith) Riehle of Brookville; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Kirschner of Connersville, Dottie Boyle of Live Oak Florida, Norma Knecht of Connersville and Donna Back of Brookville; and brother, Ray Amrhein of Brookville.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Glaub and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Morford.

Visitation for friends and family is Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Brookville.  A mass of Christian burial, officiated by Father Sean Danda, begins at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations in Rita’s honor may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Personal condolences can be left for the family at www.cookfuneral.com

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