Macer-Hall Funeral Home
600 South Main Street
New Castle, IN   47362

In Loving Memory
Rita Rosebell JoLeen Lowe Wilkinson
9/3/1963 - 7/19/2012

Rita Rosebell JoLeen (Lowe) Wilkinson, age 48, beloved wife, mother, and sister, New Castle resident, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Ball Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.


She was born September 3, 1963 in New Castle, Indiana a daughter of the late Ernie and Hazel (Ballenger) Lowe.


Rita was a 1982 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. She loved spending time with her family and her dogs, Ebony and Sweet Pea, and crocheting and playing games online.


Left to cherish her loving memory include, her husband, Ronald Isaac Wilkinson, whom she married on June 12, 1982, of New Castle, Indiana; 2 daughters, Alicia Rose Wilkinson of New Castle, Indiana and Jeni May Wilkinson of New Castle, Indiana; 3 brothers, Jack Lowe (wife Doris) of Logansport, Indiana, Bill Lowe (wife Margaret) of Kokomo, Indiana, and George Lowe (wife Darcy) of Kansas; 3 sisters, Barbara Allen (husband David) of New Castle, Indiana, Sally Lowe (companion Chuck) of New Castle, Indiana, and Altie Thurston (husband David) of New Castle, Indiana; 2 sisters-in-law, Dona Finney (husband Tommy) of New Castle, Indiana, and  Mary McCorkhill (husband Jeff) of New Castle, Indiana; 4 brothers-in-law, Philip Kissinger (wife Nancy) of Florida, George Wilkinson, Floyd Wilkinson (wife Linda) of New Castle, Indiana, and Terry Wilkinson of Bunker Hill; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


She was preceded in death by: her parents, Ernie and Hazel Lowe, and her mother and father-in-law, Dona and Charles Wilkinson.


Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012 at Macer-Hall Funeral home & Cremation Services. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the funeral Home with Reverend Pat Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle.


Online condolences may be made at


Macer-Hall Funeral Director’s Sam hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.

Online Condolences
From: Mary Mccorkhill   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  best friend/sister

Rita for so many years you have been my rock, we share many secrets and many tears. I love you and will miss you everyday. It doesn't seem possible that this world has lost such a beautiful soul
Sent:  7/19/2012
From: Valerie (Turner) Calhoun   Somerset KY
Relationship:  extended family

Our thoughts an prayers are with all. Such a bittersweet time for you all. But knowing Rita is no longer suffering. .May you seek HIS loving arms for strength, comfort an peace. Love to all~~+~~ The Calhoun's Randy Valerie & Jordan
Sent:  7/20/2012
From: Kelly Bowden   Gray Georgia
Relationship:  friend

Heaven has truly received a beautiful soul.. You will be missed!
Sent:  7/21/2012
From: Belinda Choina   Cotton Valley Louisiana
Relationship:  Aunt

Aunt Rita As I have sat here for days now woundering how to say goodbye to an aunt that has always loved me like an exta momma. It is impossiable to find the words to tell you how truly valued you were in my life. When I needed silly you were silly, when I needed a spanking I got that too.. (thanks for that by the way cause if i needed it then I really needed it :0) when I needed a hug I got all the hugs in the world. One time I needed support and you came and moved me into your home. I was 16 preganat and scared of what my future would have for me. You loved me pampered me and gave me all the late night talk I needed to let me know everthing was going to be ok.... A couple months after I moved out you forund out that Ali was on the way. You said "Bobo you left something in the water over here cause your Uncle Ronnie and I are preganat" I thank the Lord that you were in my life. I love you miss you Always...... Bobo
Sent:  7/22/2012
From: Shanna Murphy   Greenfield Indiana
Relationship:  Niece

To all my family: I love you all more than you know. It's definitely not going to be the same w/o Aunt Rita. But we can take comfort that we will see her again. She has no more pain now & must be so happy to see Grandma & Grandpa again. She will be greatly missed. I just pray that we can all join together just like we always do & comfort one another through this hard time. I love you & miss you Aunt Rita.
Sent:  7/22/2012

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