Mary Rita Raney, 70, Portland Mills, died on Sept. 22, 2008, due to injuries sustained following a motorcycle accident on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.
She was born June 21, 1938, in Vincennes, the daughter of Bert L. Wininger and Mary Frances Blount Wininger.
She graduated from Vincennes Lincoln High School.
She was currently working as a test administrator for Pearson Vue.
On May 22, 1956, she married Wendell Ray Raney Sr. He survives.
Wendell was a pastor for more than 46 years and Rita was always right there beside him. Together, they served in the Nazarene ministry.
Rita was a wonderful cook and she enjoyed feeding others as part of her own ministry. She especially loved the Christmas Holiday and was known to sacrifice to indulge in her family. She was an avid reader and was a prayer warrior for many, many friends and family.
Survivors include her husband Wendell Ray Raney Sr., Portland Mills, son and daughter-in-law Wendell Ray Raney Jr. and wife Rhonda, Brownsburg, daughters and sons-in-law Lynn Rains and husband Bud, Brownsburg, and Cheryl Zachary and husband Michael, Danville, grandchildren Jason Rains and wife Emelie, Nichole Greenwalt and husband Tim, Wendell Ray Raney III, Rachel Lea Raney, Angela Terry and husband Jeremy, and Kyle Zachary, great-grandchildren Trey Rains, Ty Rains and Logan Rains.
Rita was excited to know that Jason and Emelie were expecting a new baby in March. Rita is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law Byron Wininger and wife Cindy, Port St. Lucie, Fla., brother-in-law Bill Raney, sisters-in-law Mae Raney, and Betty Boyer, all of Vincennes, several nieces and nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother in infancy and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Amanda and Otis Raney.
Services will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Nazarene Church, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil, 47834. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m., at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, and again one hour prior to services at the church.
Post a heart of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com.