Rita (Lewis) Whitaker

April 26, 1960 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 61)


Rita Lewis Whitaker, age 61, of Springfield, KY passed away at 9:35 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

She was born in Nelson County on April 26, 1960 to Paul and Beatrice Adams Lewis.

She was a member of the Brush Grove Baptist Church, a former employee of Fruit of The Loom and Amazon.

Preceding her in death was a son, Robert Eugene Shively, Jr. on February 12, 2006 and her father, Paul Lewis on January 3, 2009.

Survivors include a son, Joseph Shively (Amanda) of Madison, TN; a daughter, Marie Shively of Springfield; one granddaughter, Cheona Shively; her mother, Beatrice Lewis of Springfield; a brother, Paul Edward Lewis (Kim) of Springfield and three sisters, Rose Smith (Charlie) and Judy Carney (Don) of Springfield and Peggy Moore (Gery) of Lebanon and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 27th at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Hood, pastor of the Brush Grove Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Cheser, Drew Carney, D.J. Carney, Paul Lewis, Jr., Jordan Moore and Jonathan Greenwell.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Sunday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rita, please visit our floral store.


December 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

Funeral Service
December 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

December 27, 2021

Evergreen Cemetery - Willisburg
Lawrenceburg Road
Willisburg, KY 40078

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