Deborah “Kay” Rittenhouse, 71, of Farmland, IN danced through Heaven’s gates, April 5, 2021. She was born June 4, 1949 in Muncie, IN the daughter of Earnest and Frances (Woolum) Gibson. She was a 1967 graduate of Monroe Central High School. She went on to graduate from Amber’s Beauty School and spent the rest of her life making everyone beautiful.
She was the other half of the most amazing love story. A loving wife to her true love of 51 years, David. She was the most amazing mother to her two daughters. The greatest Nanny her five grandchildren could ask for. She taught us how to love with her whole heart. Her smile touched everyone she met and she never a stranger. She always put others before herself.
Kay was a member and faithful servant at Farmland Friends Church, where she loved working in the food pantry. Her love for children proved to be never ending, working in the church nursery. She was a girl scout leader for many years and a lunch lady at Monroe Central High School. She touched so many lives with her love of life, her smile, and her heart. She loved their trips to the beach, anything sparkly, all things fancy, and late night summer drives with her grandbabies. But her greatest love was her family, nothing meant more to her. All she ever wanted was to be a mother, and she was the best.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 51 years, David Rittenhouse; two daughters, Tracy Garner of Farmland and Memie (Kim) Stanley of Winchester; Five grandchildren, Morgan (Ethan Fultz) Stanley, Tanner Stanley, Clay Stanley, Maddy Garner and Lilly Garner; a brother, Butch (Karen) Gibson of Monroe, Washington; a sister Karen (Ric) Rust of Columbia City, IN; and endless amount of family members that she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Riece Yost.
A service to celebrate Kay’s life will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Farmland Friends Church with Pastor Keith Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery of Farmland, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 10:00 a.m. to service time on Friday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmland Friends Church Children’s Ministries. Envelopes will be provided at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfh.com.
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