Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to Rita's family. She was
a high school friend. I remember her laughter and smile. Good memories.

Posted by Joni Anderson / Maharas - Forest City, IA - Friend   January 10, 2020

Scott and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Marty Fredericks    January 04, 2020

I am so very sorry to learn of Rita's passing. I worked with Rita on the scrapbook albums for Scott, Zach and Malibu that she was so determined to have completed before her passing. Rita's love for her family was so evident and so strong and I could tell drove her to fight as hard as she could, and to make the most of every day she had on earth. When we would meet to work on the albums, I would try to think of anything to say to make her feel better but in truth she was the one who was such a blessing to me. I had a limited amount of time and role with Rita, but her passing is having a huge impact on me. I can only imagine what a giant hole she has left in her loved ones lives. My prayers are with you all. She was one in a million. Proverbs 3:15 She is more precious than rubies. Joni Stark

Posted by Joni Stark - Ankeny, IA   January 03, 2020


Bob and I would just like to let you know we are sorry for your loss. As hard as it must b be to lose your Rita, I know you are happy that she is no longer suffering. May God give you strength and be with you in the days to come. We're friends of Scott and Kathy Reed. We've met a few times over the years.

Posted by Bob and Vicki Bertagnolli - Des Moines, IA - Acquaintance   January 03, 2020

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Rita. She was always so incredibly kind. Our sons met in Cub Scouts years ago, and I always enjoyed visiting with her.

Posted by Cherie & Kevin Cole - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance   January 03, 2020


I can't express how sorry I am for your loss, I know this was a long a tough battle. Becky and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Richard McBurney - Friend   January 03, 2020

Rest in peace, dear sweet Rita, I will always remember your sweet smile and your fun loving personality. The world has lost a wonderful friend but heaven has gained an Angel. Prayers for the family

Posted by David Anderson - Sioux City, IA   January 03, 2020

Sending prayers to the entire family from Maine. My high school memories of Rita bring me back to nothing but smiles.What a radiant smile she had. I am so sorry to read of Rita's passing. We all lose a little of ourselves when we lose a childhood friend and classmate. Rest In Peace Rita and thank you for the smiles and cozy childhood memories.

Posted by Rhonda Dakken Clark - Harpswell, ME - Acquaintance   January 03, 2020


So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. Sending prayers to your family .

Posted by Kelly Clark Thompson - Van Meter, IA   January 02, 2020

My Beautiful Rita you made this world a better place and Loved unconditionally! Your zest for life, your positive energy, Faith and your strength is Admirable! You are now Shining Brightly as you are blessing everyone in your Heavenly Home! Love and Peace to your Family as they now carry on your legacy! You are My Sunshine Rita- Shine On

Posted by Paulette Hemann - Riceville, IA - Family   January 02, 2020

I love you so much Aunt Rita. I am going to miss you

Posted by Brianna Cousins - Clinton, IA - Family   January 02, 2020