Rita Mong

Born: Mon., Feb. 21, 1944
Died: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019


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Rita Kay (Arthur) Mong, 75, of Union City, IN passed away peacefully Thursday December 5, 2019 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. She was born February 21, 1944 in Union City, IN daughter of the late Paul and Neva Bragg Arthur.
She was a graduate of Union City Wayne High School class of 1962, then attended Indiana University in Bloomington before returning home to start a job at Sheller-Globe in Union City which led to a 23 year career there until it was moved out of town. From there she began as a part time clerk for Ohio Valley Gas in Union City and then on to a full time position at their district office in Winchester, where she retired from in 2009. She enjoyed camping and boating with her husband Steve and kids, time around the campfire, watching IU basketball, Colts football, Nascar, and enjoyed hosting holidays where she could cook for friends and family.
Survivors include her daughters, Stacey (Dennis Himes) Estep of Elkhart, IN, Ronda (David) Mackey of Union City, IN; grandchildren, Allison (Corey) Merritt of Pleasant Hill, OH, Ryan (Shay) Mackey currently serving the US Navy in Yokosuka, Japan, Shelbie Jessup of Greenfield, IN, Shannon (Heather) Mackey of Lynn, IN; 9 great grandchildren; 2 nieces, Deb (Mike) Mangas, and Deanna Mishler both of Warsaw, IN.
Preceded by her parents; husband of 55 years, Steve V. Mong; 3 sisters, Judith Campbell, Mable Baker & Martha Durbin Sanzo; and a brother, Raymond Arthur.
Per her request private services and burial will be held later at the convenience of the family in the Union City Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to P.A.W.S. or Riley's Hospital for Children. Online condolences can be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

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Judy Cox
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
My heart 💔 hurts for the Mong family, thoughts and prayers are with you guys, so sorry

Angela A Mcdonald (Neubaum)
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the family. I will dearly miss Aunt Rita and your dad Steve.

Jim and Judi Michael
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
Thinking of the Mong Family in this time of sadness.....Rita was such a fun and uplifting person.....She will be missed....

Mike and Melissa Blankley
   Posted Tue December 10, 2019
Stacey and Ronda,
Please know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. You are very lucky to have had such caring and FUN parents!! Never saw your mom without a smile. Mike has tons of good stories about your dad! Keep your memories close to your hearts, hoping peace will come and ease the hurting soon. Love, Mike and Melissa Blankley

Steve Whistler
   Posted Wed December 11, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy to Rita's family and friends. Growing up next door, I have fond memories of those simpler times on West Hickory St.

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