Rita L. (Fidler) Ball, 50, of Mansfield, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. Born July 26, 1966 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ray and Jewlene (Risner) Fidler.
Rita grew up in the Plymouth/Shelby area and earned her GED through Pioneer Joint Vocational School. She has worked several places over the years and loved reading, bingo, nature and animals ~ especially cats. Rita enjoyed country music ~ especially Rascal Flats and Martina McBride and dancing.
She is survived by her parents, Ray and Jewlene Fidler; sisters, Stacey (Neil) Smith, Monica (Chris) Metzger and Miranda Fidler (Daniel Neely); children, Kara Fidler, Joshua Nimocks, Cassandra Larck, William (Mercedes) Ball and Aleshanee VanBuskirk; grandchildren, Lea Drugan, Xavier Howman and Elijah Drugan; longtime significant other, Travis VanBuskirk; ex-husband, William A. Ball, Sr.; life long friends, Mamie Ball, Sue Taylor and Barbara A. Picklesimer; three nieces and four nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Blake Larck; her maternal and paternal grandparents; three uncles and two aunts.
Graveside funeral services are pending.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses.
The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is honored to serve the family of Rita L. Ball.
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