Rita Sharon Garrett

Born on: June 23, 1940
Departed on: August 23, 2016

Visitation: August 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Service: August 27, 2016 at 11:00 am
Burial: Cloverdale Cemetery

Rita Sharon Garrett, 76 of Cloverdale, passed away August 23, 2016 at Methodist Hospital. Rita was born June 23, 1940 to the late Bib and Grace (Elmore) Sackett. She married Dewey Garrett July 7, 1963. Rita played basketball for 4 years at Indiana State University where she was selected as a member of the All Decade Team. Rita was a retired school teacher having taught at Plymouth Schools and Cloverdale Community Schools. She also retired from the DNR after managing Cataract Falls for years. She was a diehard fan of the Indiana Hoosiers and Butler Bulldogs, but she loved her Cloverdale Clovers most of all. Rita spent many years coaching basketball, softball, and track in Cloverdale. She also served as Girl Scout leader to many. Survivors are her husband Dewey Garrett, son Mark Garrett and wife Wendi of Crown Point, daughter Sharon Perkins and husband Bryan of Mitchell, Grandchildren Courtney Perkins, AJ Garrett, Kerry Garrett, Michael Garrett and Mary Garrett, and sisters Jeannette Sharp and Bernadine Quinnette. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bib and Grace Sackett, and her brother Leonard "Buzzy" Sackett. Funeral services for Rita will be held, 11:00am Saturday August 27, 2016 at Cloverdale United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Friday August 26, 2016 at Whitaker's Funeral Home in Cloverdale. Condolences may be sent to the family at: ds@whitakerfuneralhome.net In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be to Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars for a scholarship in memory of Rita Sackett Garrett.