Eicher, Rita Doutaz, 97, of Louisville, KY died on October 13, 2016 at the Episcopal Church Home. She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip William ("Bud") Eicher. She is survived by daughter Patricia Eicher O'Neil, son-in-law David Colebank and granddaughter Kirsten O'Neil. She was born in Louisville, KY to Maurice Leonard and Margaret Gallagher Doutaz as one of nine children. She is the last surviving sibling. She and her husband ran the Eicher Nursery, a plant nursery in Shively and they later farmed in Fern Creek, KY. She was a graduate of Nazareth School of Nursing and was a licensed Registered Nurse. She did private duty nursing in many homes and hospitals in Kentuckiana. She was active in the Louisville Oncology Nursing Society and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Alumnae. In her later years, she enjoyed round dancing and square dancing, as well as group aquatics at Milestone Wellness Center. Visitation at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd, Louisville from 3-8 Saturday, 1-2 on Sunday with memorial service to follow. There will be a private family burial. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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