Rita passed away after a wonderfully full and happy life. She and her best friend and soulmate, Clayton enjoyed all of their years together - 28 of them at their home in Kaneohe, Hawaii - prior to his passing in 2000.
Being a wife, grand and great grandmother and friend were her greatest joys. Always a sweet and kind lady, she worried for many and prayed for all. For this and so much more, she will truly be missed and remembered.
Rita is survived by her her children, Donna (Alan) Fuchs and Cristan (Sherry) Caughill; grandchildren, Sara (Christopher) Shrimplin and Bronson (Caselyn) Henriquez; great grandchild, Solomon Shrimplin and her sister, Betty Orendorff.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church School Fund or to Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Penwell Gabel Funeral Home at 1321 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66604.
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