Rita Annette Nowland, 60, Norman, died at 7:27 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at her residence.
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Born April 14, 1954, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Clarence Niewedde and Alma Hubbard Niewedde, both of whom preceded her in death. She married John Wayne Nowland on Oct. 30, 1974, at Ratliff Grove Church. He survives.
Rita was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Medora, and was a homemaker. She loved flowers, gardening, baking and quilting.
Survivors include two daughters, Misty (John) Cornett, Taylorsville, Joni Otte and fiance, Nick Doran, Columbus; six grandchildren, Donnajo Nowland, Alex Sheckles, Katie Sheckles, J.D. Sheckles, Mallory Otte and Tyler Otte; one great-granddaughter, Serenity Nowland; and one nephew, Fred Johnson, Kentucky.
She also was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Rebecca Otte; and one sister, Ruth Ann (George) Johnson.
A funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hague Funeral Home, Medora, with Pastor Jack Belk officiating.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the funeral service.
Hague Funeral Home
Riley St Medora, IN 47260
Published in Tribune from May 20 to May 24, 2014