Rita D. (Checkley) Miller, 51, of Shelbyville, passed away May 23, 2014. She was born on May 21, 1963, to David A Miller and Marian M. (Grinstead) Miller, in Greenfield.
Rita graduated from Eastern Hancock High School in 1981, she earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Indianapolis in 2003. She worked for 6 years as a behavioral coach for the Johnson Co. Social Services at Southwestern Consolidated Schools. She worked 15 years as a factory worker for Meridian Automotive.
She was a member of Shelby County's Poor Boy's Car Club, she was a member of the USBC (United States Bowling Congress), she bowled in the Brandywine Bowling Association and the Shelbyville Mixed Trio and was a member of Court Appointed Advocates (CASA) Shelby Co.
Rita loved playing volleyball at the Shelbyville Parks Dept., bowling and working with special needs children. Her coworkers remember her as a consistent source of love and positive support not only for the children she worked with, but for everyone who had come in contact with her.
She is survived by her children Courtney (Adam) Baker of Indianapolis, Devin Neal of Shelbyville, Biller Hatcher of Shelbyville Derek Checkley of Shelbyville and Colton Checkley of Shelbyville; her four siblings, Terri (David) Stanley of Greenfield, Deborah Moreland of Greenfield, Alan (Monica) Miller of Greenfield and Monica (Chris) Sexton of Greenfield and two grandchildren, Milligan Baker and Charlotte Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Rhonda Stanley.
Visitation will be held at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 and services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the funeral home. Pastor Brad Davis will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.
Memorial contribution can be made to CASA- Court Appointed Advocates (CASA) Shelby Co. at the Glenn E. George Funeral Home at 437 Amos Rd. Shelbyville, IN 46176.