Rita M. Myers, 88, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Newton Medical Center. Rita was born April 25, 1929, in Lincoln, the daughter of Arthur and Laura (Montgomery) Nelson.
After graduating high school, she married Lester L. Myers on June 7, 1947, in Lincoln. Rita worked at Barnard State Bank for 36 years until her retirement in 1991. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Barnard, until moving to Newton five years ago, and later changed her membership to the First Baptist Church in Newton.
Rita is survived by her two sons, Jim Myers and wife Barb of Newton, and Steve Myers and wife Janet of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Tonya, Kimberly, Tyra, Keegan and Ian; and three great-grandchildren, Lauren, Max, and Emma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral service was on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the First Baptist Church of Barnard, with Pastors Chip Bungard and Dennis Finch presiding. Interment followed at the Milo Cemetery in Barnard.
Family suggests memorials to Barnard Community Center or First Baptist Church Barnard and may be sent in c/o Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.