Rita Ann Sloan, age 72, of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Monday September 6, 2021 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville. She was born August 26, 1949 in Sevierville, TN, the daughter of the late Robert Rickman and Nellie Cowan Rickman. Throughout her working life, Rita had worked at Wal-Mart and Crispy Cream Donuts and was a caregiver in a nursing home until her health no longer permitted her to work. She is survived by her children Jonathan Howell (Marion) of Clarksville; Catherine Boyer (Justin) of Lebanon, TN; Samantha Howell of Clarksville; and Virginia Biggs of Clarksville. She is also survived by her brother Kyle Rickman of Clarksville and twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her significant other Samuel Martin. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers Joe Rickman and Roger Rickman. Rita would remind her family that I have not left you – I am the angel watching over you – Love, Mom. There are no public funeral services planned at this time. Services are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center 335 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone 931-919-2600. Phone 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by going to www.gatewayfh.com.