Rita Kay Ewing, 64, Sheridan, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at Essex Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lebanon.

Born July 18, 1954 in Noblesville, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Willie Mae (Reynolds) Ewing.

There were three things in this world that she held in the highest of regards; her faith, her family and the love of a good meal. A woman of strong faith and devotion, she was a member of The Bible Church in Sheridan for many years. She was also something of a self-proclaimed food connoisseur. Whether it was a church dinner, going out to eat or just whipping up something at home, she loved a good meal. If it was homemade, even better. Last but in no way least on her list was her family.  Her family, and that most definitely included her pets, were the most important thing in her life.

Survivors include her three brothers, Burlin C. (Virginia) Ewing, Gale (Louise) Ewing and Kerman L. Ewing, all of Sheridan; her sister, Donna J. Swank of Sheridan; many, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and her Boston Terrier, Jamaica.  She always considered herself Jamaica's mommy, and you would be hard pressed to find anyone who loved their pets more than she did.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Sue Ulrey-Terrell and Lou Burgan; and three brothers-in-law, Sonny Ulrey, Gerald Swank and Tinley Burgan.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at The Bible Church, 1478 W. State Rd. 38 in Sheridan. Burial will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Pastors Harrell Wilson, Russ Wilson and Jennifer Martin will be officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be presented to either The Bible Church, or to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan.