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     Rita Mae Wilson, age 68, of Mindenmines, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at Barton County Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.


     Rita was born February 19, 1941, at Eagle Grove, Iowa, one of the ten children of Marlon and Vera Mae (Beireis) Akins.  She was married to Donald Eugene Wilson for 27 years before he preceded her in death in 1988.   She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Billy Akins; and a grandson, Donald Wayne.


      In addition to being a homemaker, Rita was a child care provider in her home for many years.  She was a member of Mindenmines Christian Church and had been an active volunteer in her community.


     Survivors include her companion of 14 years, Jack Kelsey; a son and daughter-in-law, Don & Mindy Wilson, Lamar; two daughters, Sherriee & husband Gary Simpson, Sheldon, and Velda Wilson of the home; four brothers, Richard, Robert, Michael and Wayne Akins; three sisters, Judy Marko, Betty Lawson, and Patricia Hilz; three grandchildren, Misty Greene, Casey Wilson, and Colton Wilson; and five great-grandchildren.


     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 30th, at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery in Lamar.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society or charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.





#8 Guest 2010-06-03 20:33
Gene hopefully you will check on this again. I have no way of finding out your email address and would very much so like to speak with you. Please leave another entry with your address.
#7 Leavenworth, KansasGene Anders 2010-01-11 20:37
Am sorry to hear of Rita's passing. I really am. Also very sorry to read in her obitariy of Donald's passing. Please if you get some time, email me and talk to me about it. May God be with you and your family.
#6 Toni Yount 2009-12-03 13:36
Jack & family I visited with Rita by phone mostly. But felt as if I really got to no her over the years.She was always so kind , she would always send alittle money in a Christmas card for Randy & I'd buy some snack food for him to carry in the truck.She was a worry wart thinking he was hungry & cold out on his deliveries !! We will keep you in our prayers. Randy & Toni
( I'll think of her when I fill his " snack bucket "
#5 Lamar, MoKatie Lemmons 2009-12-02 06:31
I got to know Rita's family during her illness and she was such a wonderful person, and so sweet. I thank god for giving me the oppurtunity to know her and her wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this rough time.
#4 Cherokee Ks.Jim Hobson Family 2009-11-29 15:58
We are very sorry to read about Ritas death. She was a part of our world too.Again we are very sorry. The Hobson Family
#3 Sheldon, MOMegan Byram 2009-11-28 12:58
Rita was a wonderful woman and great patient. I always enjoyed taking care of her and visiting with her while she was in the hospital. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this tough time. She is out of pain now and in Gods hands. Thank you for allowing me to get to know her.
Megan Byram, RN BCMH
#2 Mingo, IowaNora Borts 2009-11-28 01:32
We wanted to express our sympathy to all of Rita's family. Also wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you.
Nora Borts and Catharine (Cat) Henderson
#1 joliet ilSharon Dosher 2009-11-27 21:36
I want to offer my sympathies to the family.I am Rita's exsister inlaw I hadn't spoke to her for many yrs.This summer we started emailing & she called & we talked for a long time,I was very glad to hear from her ,I guess God had his hands in that doing.She told me just because I wasn't married to Dick anymore that didn't mean we weren't still family.I will always remember that, I am so sad .Now she can see my son in heaven & hug him.

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