She was a kind soul, beloved by all who knew her. She enjoyed photography, flower gardening, reading, drawing, music and painting.
She is survived by her husband Charles Stone, her three children Lynda Taylor Ferri (Marco), Robert Lynn Taylor Jr (Peggy), Lisa Taylor Shortt (Vann), grandchildren Melody Taylor, Robby Taylor, Laurel Morgan, Frank Ferri, Rebecca Fannelli, Kaylyn Ferri, Nicholas Shortt and Trevor Shortt, great grandchildren Kelsey Ferri, Grant Fanelli and Harrison Edge, brother Carl Barger (Nancy), sister-in-law Eula Pendleton (Olin), sister Pyllis Horton, sister-in-law Valerie Barger and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Ruth Barger, brothers Ed and Nelson Barger.
A memorial service will be held at Grandview Christian Church, 300 University Parkway, Johnson City, TN on Monday July 8th which will be led by Pastor Aaron Wymer. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm and a Celebration of Rita’s Life at 7 pm.
The family would like to thank Pastor Aaron Wymer and the congregation of Grandview Christian Church for all their love and support.