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Rita McCarty

June 7, 1960 — September 19, 2023

 

Rita Diann McCarty, 63, passed away September 19th, 2023. She was born in Danville, Kentucky, June 7th, 1960, to Bobbie Eugene and Norma Joyce (Edwards) McDonald.

Rita moved to Indianapolis at a young age and graduated from Emmerich Manual High School.

She worked as a foundry technician for Chrysler for many years before retiring.

On December 19th, 1981, she married the love of her life, Joe Jerome McCarty. They had known each other since they were children and shared over 40 wonderful, married years together. Joe passed away April 16th, 2021.

Rita was a generous, sweet woman, with a huge heart. She was very hardworking and crafty. Rita loved being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and spending quality time with her family. An impressive gardener, Rita loved being outdoors, tending to her flowers and vegetables. She passed down her love and talent for canning veggies, cooking, and sewing to her grandbabies.

Rita is survived by daughters Carrie Castillo (Mauricio), Savannah McCarty, Angel Hon (Doniel), and Misty McDonald Robinson (Cashmir); 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Joe; her brother.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 27th, from 11-2pm. Her funeral will begin at 2pm. Rita will be laid to rest at Washington Park East Cemetery.

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flanner Buchanan- Washington Park East

10722 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flanner Buchanan- Washington Park East

10722 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229

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