Rita Henrichs

March 26, 1930December 11, 2012

Henrichs, Rita Ann March 26, 1930 - December 11, 2012

Rita Ann Hamilton Henrichs, 82, of Sarasota, formerly of Mulberry, IN, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at home following a short battle with cancer.

Born in Lafayette, IN, she was the daughter of Clifford L. and Vera L. (Kenrich) Hamilton. She married Herbert W. Henrichs on June 11, 1950 in Lafayette.

Rita was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and attended Purdue University. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and Miriam Circle, United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Herbert; her daughters, Sandra S. (Ned) Swanson of Lafayette, IN, Donna K. Vliet of Sarasota, Shirley A. LaPenna of Bradenton and a son, David W. (Renee) Henrichs of Sarasota; eight grandchildren, Beth (Andrew) Beaumont, Alan (Dara) Swanson, Marshall (Nadia) Vliet, Stacey (Stevan) Holmes, Brandon (Christen) Henrichs, Ashlee Henrichs, Andrew LaPenna, Nicholas LaPenna; and ten great grandchildren.

A celebration of Rita's life will be held 11:00am on Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 6611 Proctor Rd., Sarasota with Rev. Thomas R. Fuller officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. of United Methodist Women Miriam Circle Mission Work, or the American Cancer Society.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 14, 2012

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Gordon Kuhn

December 14, 2012

I am very saddened over this. My prayers to you are for peace. Your Mom was a great and gentle soul who will be missed by many people. In her place, she left behind a wonderful and loving family as her legacy.

Laurie (from Dr. Jeff's office)

December 13, 2012

Donna, Stacey, Andrew and Nick, I'm saddened to learn of the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. I so enjoyed getting to know her over the years and was always happy to see her name on my schedule. Rest assured she loved you all very much and was so proud of all her family!

Donna Vliet

December 12, 2012