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Rita Jo (Fruits) Fruits

August 8, 1952 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 68)


Rita Jo Fruits, age 68, of Crawfordsville, passed away on January 13, 2021 at Majestic Care of Sheridan. She was born in Lafayette on August 8, 1952 to the late Charles Ray Fruits and Delores Maxine (Smith) Zachary.

Rita attended Coal Creek High School and graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1971. She enjoyed watching soap operas, collecting stuffed animals, playing bingo, and church activities. She loved her nieces and nephews and being around people.

Rita is survived by three sisters, Melinda (Ed) Sutherlin, Tamara (David) Hole, and Karen (Steve) Whitaker; two brothers, Jeff (Dawn) Zachary and Chris (Annie) Zachary; and several nieces and nephews.

Rita is preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Lloyd Zachary, and a nephew Thomas Franklin.

There will be a graveside service at New Richmond Cemetery on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm with Pastor David Hole officiating. Sanders Priebe funeral care is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Graveside Service
January 16, 2021

2:00 PM
New Richmond Cemetery

New Richmond, IN 47967

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