Rita Jean Shader, 74, of Hendersonville, NC, died Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
A native of Hoboken, NJ she the daughter of Christina Sabella and the late Duilio Sabella.
Having lived in Melbourne, FL before moving to Hendersonville, she was a church secretary and a supervisor of elections analyst for Brevard County, FL. Rita was a member of Mills River Presbyterian and the Iona Community Scotland. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, crocheting, volunteering, Scottish and Celtic culture, newsletter editor, and tap dancing.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Richard Shader; two daughters, Jennifer Richard (Michael) of Wellford, SC and Amy Slaven (Geoff) of Hendersonville, NC; six grandchildren, Michael Richard (Jennifer), Nick Richard, Kristof Weiss (Kim), Bradley Weiss, Joseph Richard, and Morgan Slaven; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Richard and Logan Richard; and a brother, William Sabella (Dora) of Chester, NY.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Mills River Presbyterian Church in Mills River, NC with Rev. Megan McMillan.
Memorials may be made to: Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Road, Mills River, NC 28759.
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Mills River, NC 28759