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“Sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was kind and good to me and I will never forget her. Sorry too that I will not be able to attend the service...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Jean Ann Childes - Angola, IN

“I am so, so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for comfort for your family. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Donna Evans - New Haven, IN

“So very sorry for the loss of your Mom... At the same time... so grateful you had her for so long.. there's your silver lining... ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Betty Johnson - Ft.Wayne, IN

“Steve, So very sorry for the loss of your Mother. Prayers to you and your family. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Larry & Linda Eubak - Grabill, IN

“Sorry to read of Rita's passing, shared many good days swimming in the pool on Fairfield. Steve and Mike were good buddies of my brother Rick and...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Mike Danley - Cape Coral, FL

Rita C. Childers, 96, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Woodview Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. She was a native and liftetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN and born to the late Maurice and Eleanor Murchland. She graduated from South Side HS in 1939. She enjoyed music, playing the organ, tending to her flowers and house plants and caring for her pets. Rita was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are her son, Steven L. (Belinda K "Sissy") Childers of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Linda S. (Roger Hill) Childers of Columbus, OH; daughter-in-law, Kathy M. Childers of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter-in-law, Linda Childers of Angola, IN; sisters, Mary Shepherd of Dallas, TX; Arlouine Jahns of Des Moines, IA; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, Rita was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Harold R. Childers. Michael L. Childers, David R. Childers, sister, Lois Murchland, brothers, Robert P. and Hugh Edward Murchland, Service is 10:30 am, Wednesday November 22, 2017 at- D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior. Private Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Hope for Animals. To sign the online guest book, go to