Rita Louise Tobler

March 26, 1932 - December 18, 2022

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Rita Louise (nee Timmerding) Tobler, 90, of Taylor Mill, passed away on December 18, 2022 at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. Beloved mother of Donnie (Linda) Tobler, Tom (Marie) Tobler, Connie (Kirk) Dupont, Joe (Late: Catherine) Tobler, Mark (Amy) Tobler and Matthew (Liz) Tobler. Rita is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Eunice Timmerding of Latonia. Dear sister of Diane (Doug) Vogelsang, Joy (Late: Ferd) Bohman, David (Toni) Timmerding, John (Sandy) Timmerding, Tom (Diana) Timmerding, Late: Walter (Bernie) Timmerding and Late: Bill (Cookie) Timmerding. Beloved aunt, grand and great-grand aunt to many nieces and nephews. Rita was a loving grandmother to 20 grandchildren, and loving great-grandmother to 11 great-grandchildren. Rita was born on March 26, 1932. She graduated from Holy Cross Grade School, class of 1945 and Villa Madonna High School, class of 1949. She graduated from the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1952, obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Dayton in 1957, and a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco in 1962. She entered the teaching profession in 1953 at the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, moved to the Northern Kentucky Community College in 1967, and Northern Kentucky University in 1975, finally retiring in 1996 after achieving Professor Emeritus status. She was an active participant in numerous professional nursing organizations, and authored the book FUNDAMENTAL NURSING PROCEDURES for Springhouse Publishers, 1992. Rita loved reading, traveling and playing bridge. She was a devout Catholic and was guided in her life by her faith. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at St. Anthony Church, 485 Grand Avenue, Taylor Mill, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial also at St. Anthony Church. Burial will follow at Mother of God Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Church (Restoration Fund) or St. Elizabeth Hospice.


Karen Schmidt - Dec 20, 2022
I always admired my Aunt Rita--a selfless, loving and beautiful woman. I love my Tobler cousins and wish I could be with you tomorrow. You are all in my heart and prayers. xo
MINDY LOAN - Dec 20, 2022
She taught my nursing class in 1990-1992. I remember her as a kind and gentle soul.
Linda Klotter - Dec 20, 2022
I remember Aunt Rita fondly, we always talked dogs….. she loved the pictures of my golden retrievers. She told me she had one when she was younger. I will miss her. Hoping for peace and comfort for my cousins.
Cheryl Pfeiffer - Dec 20, 2022
Donnie , So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Sharon Groh-Wargo - Dec 20, 2022
I have such fond memories of my Aunt Rita. I was the first person in my family to go to college so was excited but also anxious. Aunt Rita was so supportive and encouraging. I can still clearly remember the conversation I had with her on my parent’s patio at my high school graduation party in 1969 as I headed off to the University of Dayton! Aunt Rita always had a smile for me. She will be missed.
John and Sandy Timmerding - Dec 19, 2022
Heaven just inherited a beautiful angel!!!!!! We will surely miss you Aunt Rita!!
Pamela Bronner - Dec 19, 2022
Always kind and respectful of her students, may you find comfort in the difference she made in so many lives. She was one of my favorite nursing instructors. NKU Class of ‘71.
Mary Beth Endicott - Dec 19, 2022
Praying you find comfort and peace...my sincere condolences.
Cheryl Weber - Dec 19, 2022
God Bless and RIP From a grateful nursing student from the class of 78.
Beverly Reno - Dec 19, 2022
Truly a beautiful person. A kind and caring advocate for every nursing student she touched. A true friend and mentor in my time teaching with her. A friend that was a delight to be with and always found the good in people. I loved her and know she is with her Lord in heaven. Love Bev

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