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“I was sorry to hear of Rita's passing. I worked with her when she was at JobWorks and I worked for WorkForce Development. She was always such a...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Andrea Brangan - Fort Wayne, IN

“Terry We were saddened to hear of Rita's passing. She was a wonderful lady. It doesn't seem that long ago when we were getting married and living...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Max Hopkins - Omaha, NE - Friend

It was in January 1994 at Fort Wayne International Airport. “I am a refugee from Burma. I came to Fort Wayne in 1994. Rita and Bridget, who worked in Catholic Charity, picked me up from airport. They welcomed...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Myat Soe - Fort Wayne, IN

“Terry We were shocked to read about Rita's passing. I guess time has a way of catching up with us. Doesn't seem that long ago we were in Shenandoah...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I was saddened by the loss of Rita. I knew Rita when she worked for JobWorks, and as she walked down the hallway to Indiana Workforce Development to...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Joanne Purk - Fort Wayne, IN

“We were saddened to hear of Rita's passing, Terry. We have fond memories of the several occasions when we were together, on our visits to Ft. Wayne,...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Larry and Kathy Maroney Monicatti - MN

“Terry, so sorry to learn the loss of your wife, Rita. SHS classmate, Sandi Piester Sloan ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Sandi Sloan - Omaha, NE

“Terry, our thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family on Rita's passing. Loosing your partner and loved one is never easy to deal with...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Tom & Mitzi Yamaguchi - IL

“My memories of Rita go back to when we both were young mothers and next door neighbors in Shenandoah, Iowa. Bonnie and our Brian had fun times...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Marilyn Neal - Cedar Falls, IA

“Rita was a wonderful friend and co-worker. Our offices were side by side and I could go in and sit in her therapy chair anytime I needed a good...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Pattie Gatman - Albion, IN

“Rita and I have been best friends for over 30 years. We graduated together from IPFW and my son was in her daughter's wedding. Rita and I shared...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Deborah McHenry - Angola, IN

“Dearest Terry, I was so sorry to see the notice of Rita's passing. I did not really know her other than a friend's kid sister growing up, but we have...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Linda White - Tabor, IA - Friend

“Rita Bennett-Sheirbon - A tributeI don't think it was a coincidence that Rita died the night before International Women's Day.Rita was the consumate...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Kathleen Benson-Chaney - IN

“I remember Rita and Terry visiting Carl and Terry on many occasions sharing joy and laughter with their extended family. A beautiful person with a...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Steve Tritsch - Acquaintance

“Dear Terry, Bonnie, and all the family, I was thinking back on our over 40 years of memories with Rita, Terry and Bonnie - and smiling as I...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Langley Fischer - IN

“I am so sorry to hear of Rita's passing, she was a wonderful advocate for those she helped. We have wonderful memories of time spent with her as she...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Cyndy Yonkman

“I initially got to know Rita as Vinnie's spirited and intelligent Jobworks sidekick. A few years later, Rita became (in my eyes) the quintessential...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Craig - Friend

“Aunt Rita was my "cool" aunt. She indulged us on visits with Tab and danishes, always had fun adventures planned for us around Ft. Wayne and seemed...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Me'l Christensen - Family

“Rita is a wonderful woman. She lit up everyone room she came in to. She always brought a smile to my face and anyone she encountered. I can say it...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: JS - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend

“Rita was one of a kind who helped a multitude of others have better lives. I miss her. She was generous, loving, fun, classy, and witty as all her...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Vinnie Nix - Fort Wayne, IN

Rita D. Sheirbon, 70, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Shanandoah, IA, She was a graduate of Indiana University, and was a social worker for Arc of Fort Wayne, The American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities, Job Works and Goodwill. She also volunteered at Erin's House and Study Elementary School. Rita collected antiques and enjoyed decorating. Surviving are her husband, Terry L. Sheirbon of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Bonnie (Joseph) Mautz of Naperville, IL; grandchildren, Maggie (Jeff) Moore of San Francisco, CA. and Bradley Mautz of Naperville, IL; sister, Terry (Carl) Christensen of Albuquerque, NM; nieces, Me'l Christensen of Port Townsend, WA. and Amy Christensen of Albuquerque, NM; nephew, Eric Christensen of Coda de Casa, CA. and her loving dog Gracie. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Garland and Gladys Bennett. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. To sign the online guest book, go to