- December 9, 1951 - June 12, 2012
- Saint Ann, Missouri
of Rita's Passing
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Memories & Candles
May you cherish Rita's memory and her love all of your life, my friend.
Posted by: Richard Wise - St. Louis, MO - Kenneth's partner and friend Jun 16, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about your wife Rita. This poem has helped me through so me rough times... I hope it helps you!
Love and Go On
You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray she’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all the she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the
Posted by: Denice Traeger - Wildwood, MO - Friend Jun 16, 2012
You are in Peggy and my thoughts and prayers. May Rita's memory be forever a blessing.
Posted by: Jay Umansky - St. Louis, MO - Friend Jun 15, 2012
So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by: Grayson and Cyndi Woollard - St. Ann - Neighbors Jun 15, 2012
Ken, When storm clouds darken your world, remember friendship offers a safe harbor where you are never alone.. there you will find comfort and support and understanding.....So sorry about Rita`s passing...B:Urachot,(blessings ) Dee Gannon
Posted by: Dee Gannon - Florissant, MO Jun 15, 2012
To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was blessed to work with Ms. Rita at Washington University for the last 12 years. She could brighten any day with her smile and sense of humor. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
In His Love and Light,
Posted by: Jeannine Cahill - Creve Coeur, MO - Friend at Washington University Jun 15, 2012
Ken - I am deeply sorry for your grief....I will be praying for you to feel God's comfort at this time. You know I have experienced and understand your sorrow from my own loss years ago
with thoughts and prayers Myrtle Luning
Posted by: Myrtle Luning - Vancouver BC Jun 15, 2012
i can't believe i just got a message from you on facebook this week and now your gone. i wish we had talked and seen each other more over the years. i will miss you aunt rita. love cindy
Posted by: cynthia johnson rivera - pacific, MO - neice Jun 15, 2012
May all of Rita's family and friends find comfort in knowing Rita is at peace. I am sure you all have fond memories that will make you smile.
I only knew Rita from working at Washington University. We were not even in the same department but had meetings together once a month or so. Just in that small amount of time I was able to see and appreciate Rita's many wonderful qualities. What a joy for those of you who knew her more closely. I hope all of you find the strength you need.
Posted by: Pat Pratt - St. Charles, MO - friend Jun 15, 2012
Dear Ken, Lema, Tristan & Sebastian,
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. You four were Rita's heart. She loved you all so much. Her face would light up when she spoke of you, which was often.
I worked with Rita for about 10 years. We became close friends fast. I'll miss her smile, great sense of humor, fierce loyalty and warm friendship more than I can convey in words. This is not an end to our friendship as I plan to
Posted by: Pat Schroeder - Hartford, IL - Friend Jun 14, 2012
Rita we will truly miss you. You are such a wonderful friend. May you rest in peace.
Posted by: Fretzie - st. charles, MO - friendt Jun 14, 2012
Thinking of you at this very difficullt time.
Posted by: judy zafft - fellow volunteer Jun 14, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Rochelle Weinstein - BALLWIN, MO Jun 14, 2012
To the best Aunt in the World you will be extremely missed. I have so many wonderful memories of our time shared together in this world. Even though my heart is broken in a zillion pieces right now I know the day will come when we will meet again in heaven. I couldn't type I love you enough to show how much you mean to me. So I won't say goodbye but see you later in that home that awaits us in that big beautiful sky.
Posted by: Brenda Hixson - Park Hills, MO - Aunt Jun 14, 2012
So sorry to hear about Rita's passing, may God send you all comfort in this difficult time.
Posted by: Rabbi Mordecai Miller - St Louis, MO - Friend Jun 14, 2012
I know how much you loved and cared for Rita. Your volunteer work at MoBap is a tribute to Rita.
Posted by: Susan Markham - St. Louis, MO - friend Jun 14, 2012
Rita helped me with several things when I was in the Genetics Department and she always did it willingly and with a smile. She also was truly interested in me as a person and we shared many stories and had a lot of laughs. I will miss her.
Posted by: Janet Connolly Jun 14, 2012
You ARE an inspiration to me. You ARE a great example of a strong, loving woman, mother and wife. Thank you for accepting me and my family into your family so graciously. You will be forever missed and loved.
Posted by: Cassandra & Patrick Smith and Cierra Wallace - University City, MO - Rita & Ken are our IWP & my boss Jun 14, 2012
Rita was a good friend with whom I shared many memorable times at WashU. When she joined the Dept of Genetics, I was one of the professors she was assigned to help. While completing projects we always found things to laugh about that made my life much more enjoyable. One of the more daunting tasks of Rita's was teaching me how to use a computer when PCs first came out. It was great fun!
For her many years of loyal friendship and professional help, I will always remember Rita fondly. My very best to her family.
Ted Hansen, Professor of Genetics.
Posted by: Ted Hansen - co-worker Jun 14, 2012
Rita will be missed. Ken you are in my prays.
Posted by: Jaime Kanzler - St. Louis, MO - Ken is my boss Jun 14, 2012
Ken and Lema,
Words won't even begin to let you know how sorry I am for your loss.
Rita and I only go back 7 years together but what a friendship we forged.
I love her with all my heart and will miss her and her infectious smile,
her awesome sense of humor, her compassion, her love for you two and Tristan and Sebastian.
I have no doubt that this brave woman who stood in courage, waited in hope,
walked with God and loved through life is at peace.
May God comfort all of you.
Posted by: Chris Gonzalez - Belleville, IL - Friends Jun 14, 2012
May we all be comforted by knowing that Rita has passed from this life into God's loving hands. She always said "Don't worry about me, I'll be all right" - now she truly is all right. You'll forever be in my heart; I love you Sis.
Posted by: Darlene Hentis - Red Bud, IL - Sister Jun 14, 2012
You will be missed. I know Ken loved you dearly.
Stu & Barb Persky
Posted by: stewart persky - stl, MO - friend Jun 14, 2012
You are forever in my Heart and my Thoughts.. You were truly a blessing in my life and I have so many wonderful memories that I can hold on to and keep you close to my heart..
Posted by: Linda Pitts - Saint Louis , MO - niece Jun 14, 2012
Forever in our Hearts
Posted by: Jason / Dana Svoboda - St. Ann, MO - neighbor Jun 14, 2012
Rita was a great neighbor,friend. I will miss her.
Posted by: Jim Svoboda - St. Ann, MO - neighbor Jun 14, 2012