Rita Driscoll, 87,

Rita Driscoll, 87, of Wabash, died at 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at her home.  She was born Feb. 5, 1934 in Urbana, to John Clay and Mary (Coughlin) Driscoll.

Rita was a 1952 graduate of Urbana High School.  She was the House Director at Pi Beta Phi Sorority at Butler University in Indianapolis, the House Director at Alphi Xi Delta Sorority and Alphi Chi Omega Sorority, both at Indiana University, Bloomington. Rita was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash, and Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Indiana University.  She loved and followed all IU sports, especially basketball and football.

She is survived by six children, Rena (Gary) Guttrich of Kentwood, Mich., Rodney Alexander and Joseph (Kay) Alexander, both of Carmel, Daniel (Carol Kuester) Alexander of Jenison, Mich., Mary (David) Gatchel of Wabash, and Susan (Tim Quinn) Hinojosa of Urbana; ten grandchildren, Bruce Guttrich of Muskegon, Mich., Christopher Gatchel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ryan (Nicole) Gatchel of Huntington, Sam (Lauren) Alexander of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ted Alexander of Fort Bragg, N.C., Pete Alexander and Lily Alexander, both of Indianapolis, Kristen (Adam) Springsteen of San Diego, Calif., Joseph Hinojosa of San Antonio, Texas, and Sarah Hinojosa of Oxford, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, Clara Gatchel of Huntington, Laura Springsteen of San Diego, Milo Alexander and Rowen Alexander, both of Indianapolis; and her sister-in-law, Norma Driscoll of Huntington.  She was preceded in death by her parents, twin infant daughters, Nancy Ann and Mary Katherine Alexander; son, David Alexander; four brothers and two sisters.

There will be a private funeral mass at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wabash, with Father Levi Nkwocha officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Lagro.  A celebration of Rita's life will be later this summer. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lagro, or Parkview Home Health and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Rita may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Feb 17