Rita Glossner is the mother of the reckless southern family, the Glossners, who are one of the Heck Family's neighbors. Rita's boys go around the neighborhood smashing stuff and stealing items. She has four children: Derrick Glossner, two little boy Glossners, and a little girl Glossner. Her other son, ¨Diaper¨ Glossner, is about 4, rides around on a tricycle and swears. When neighbor, Frankie Heck, brings up her children's bad behavior she denies it, claiming that they're angels.
Rita is tall, with squiggly brown hair and deep brown eyes. She often dresses very sleazily, and isn't very chaste. She often appears holding a beer can, which she tends to whip into somebody's lawn. She is lazy and apparently lives a very hard life, which may explain why she's so mean to everyone all the time. All the neighbors are afraid of her, including the Hecks and the Donahues, and for good reason---Rita has proved to be petty, unstable and always itching for a fight. She especially seems to have a bone to pick with the Heck family, and they have tangled several times throughout the series.
Rita has a messy life. Her first husband was a drug addict who left her for a high school girl (The Neighbor), and she is not married in the series. Her oldest teenage son, Derrick Glossner, drives a motorbike and has kissed the Heck's middle child, Sue Heck, several times (which she pretends she hates but secretly likes). Rita apparently went to jail at least once during the series, and has been under house arrest at least twice.