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Rita L. Parrella

Rita L. Hobbs Parrella, 72, Jeffersonville, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at her home.
A native of Louisville, she was retired from PNC Bank, a member of the Jeffersonville Optimist Club, a volunteer for the Center of Lay Ministries and a founding member of the Brim Drive Girls Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd M. Hobbs and Marie C. Striegle, and two brothers, Mitchell and Martin (Tunie) Hobbs.
Survivors include five children, Rose Parrella, Ronald Parrella and Regina Parrella-DeWilde, all of Jeffersonville, Ramona Parrella of Clarksville and Rachel (Miller) Parrella of Sellersburg; three brothers, Melvin, Lamar (Chauncey) and Richard Hobbs, all of Louisville; three sisters, Pauletta Clasby of Alaska, Elaine Fernandez of Louisville and Susan Reeves of Lanesville; and 12 grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen.
Memorial service: Friday, Oct. 19, at Scott Funeral Home in Clarksville.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Downs Syndrome Support Association of Southern Indiana or the Jeffersonville Optimist Club.