Rita Marie (Dodson) Smith entered eternal peace on Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born on August 16, 1936 to the late Harold and Florence Marcella Dodson in Marion, IN. She was the oldest of seven children. On October 2, 1955, she joined in Holy Matrimony to Leland R. Smith, Sr. who, after 32 years of marriage, preceded her in death. To this union they were blessed with four children. Rita was a graduate of Marion Community Schools and attended accounting classes at Marion College. She proudly worked as Office Manager at Hank’s Supermarket for 30 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed studying the Bible, crocheting, satisfying her sweet tooth, and traveling. Rita attended Christ Temple Church, where she faithfully served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. She leaves to treasure her memory: her children, Denise L. (Daniel) Weatherly, Marion, IN, Leland R. (Gloria) Smith, Jr. Killeen, Texas, Mark A. Smith , Los Angeles, CA and Erika M. Smith, Marion, IN. Her brothers, Otis (Ruby) Dodson, Marion, IN, Gilbert (Annette) Dodson, Sr.,Sacramento, CA and brother-in-law District Eld. John L. Fonzer Sr., New Castle, IN; sisters Chatton Heard, New Castle, IN and Georgia (Richard) Washington, Marion, IN; six grandchildren, Barbara Horton, Shawnte (James) Parker, Zakiya and Marquita Smith, Teri (Josh) Watters, and ShaRelle Clark; six great-grandchildren, LaShayla and Tre’Shawn Hazelwood, Jerin Parker, Taylor, Laila and Malia Watters, and a host of family and special friends. Rita was also preceded in death by her mother and father, Harold and Marcella Dodson, sisters Roberta Dodson and Marjorie Fonzer, brothers Harold Dodson, Jr. and Herbert Nukes. Public viewing - Thursday 5-7 p.m. Christ Temple Apostolic Church 1401 S. Adams St. Marion and Friday 10-11:00 a.m. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial - Grant Memorial Park Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Bluitt and Son Funeral Home.