Rita Kay Farley

November 10, 1944 ‒ January 10, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Rita Kay Farley, age 73, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, OH. She was born on November 10, 1944 in Toledo, OH, to the late Louis and Wilda (Slee) Gaspar.

Rita was a Respiratory Therapist, LPN Nurse for Heartland of Centerburg for over 20 years. She also worked by Country Club Nursing Home and Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.  Rita loved to travel with family and Gardening.  One of her greatest passions in life was raising and breeding dogs.  Most importantly she loved being around her family.

She is survived by her sons, Jason (Michelle) Carter of Woodhaven MI, Zane Carter of Boyne City, MI, Mark Farley of Cherokee, NC, and Greg (Kalei) Farley of Oahu, HI ; 8 grandchildren; a brother, Keith Gaspar of Houston, TX; a sister, Lois (Bob) Binkley of Charlotte, NC; and half-sister, Kathy (Bill) Burr of Sylvania, OH.

Rita is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Farley; and a brother, Allen Gaspar.

The Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of the celebration of life service starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon, OH, 43050, with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Animal Shelter; 400 Columbus Rd., Mount Vernon, OH, 43050 or American Cancer Society Central Region-Knox, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Rita Kay Farley.

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  • Dear Jason, Zane and family,

    So sad to learn of Rita’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers. So many fun times and special memories of your Mom.

    With heavy hearts,
    Don and Lee Thomas
    Rusty and Stephannie Thomas
    Michelle Thomas

  • Jason, Zane and family

    I was saddened to learn of your Mother’s passing. Please know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Carol Navin and Family

  • So sorry for your Loss and our Condolences to you, Jason, and your family. Our Prayers are with you. God Bless.

    Matty & Nynna

  • Blessings & Prayers for Comfort to Zane & Jason & family. So very sorry for your loss .Rita was a proud mother who loved her family dearly.
    God Bless
    Terry & Pat Panyik

  • Pat Conner Worline and Cathy Conner Snyder say:

    We were very sad to hear of Rita’s illness and passing. Cathy and I attended Monclova
    Elementary School and Anthony Wayne High School with the Gaspar family. We were close friends during those years. Our mothers had both attended Liberty Center Schools during their growing up years and were surprised to meet each other in Monclova at a school open house.
    Rita had an inspiring career of caring for others. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
    Pat and Cathy

  • Dear Zane, we are praying for you and your brother’s and families.
    Praying that God is comforting you. That the reality of your mother’s love and commitment to you boys is a great attribute.
    May the peace and comfort of the Lord be with you.
    Our Love,
    Dona and Jerry