1947 Rita 2013

Rita Sherman

November 14, 1947 — June 18, 2013

Rita Hendrickson-Sherman 65 of Wichita, KS

Rita Sherman, known as “Grandma Rita” to children everywhere, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2013 in the home she shared with her daughter & son-in-law. Her children, sister & close family members were by her side.

Rita was born November 14, 1947, the second of four children to Harold and Lois Hendrickson in Garden City, Kansas.

She attended school in Montezuma, KS, Guymon, OK and in 1965 she graduated from Dodge City High School and went on to study at the Women’s College of the University of Denver.

She later married Richard Sherman. To this union, two children, Kimberly and Richard "Brandon" were born.

She was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Garden City, prior to moving to Wichita.

She was a telephone operator for AT&T for 25 years. Rita was always willing and able to help anyone and everyone. She decorated cakes, enjoyed crocheting & sewing. Every baby in her life has "Grandma Rita" blankets.

Rita is sadly missed by her children Kimberly (Barnett) and Bryan White of the home and Richard "Brandon" of Wichita, grandchildren Devin Barnett of Ponca City, Ok Tyler, Andrew and Abigail Barnett of the home, Harmony Sherman of Colorado, Gregory White & Brandy Lindahl of Wichita; great-grandchildren Christina, Hannah and Sean White of the home. Jaymie Ralston, Jayson & Aimee White of Udall, Ks; her sister Marsha Davis of Wichita; brother Alan and Vika Hendrickson of Las Vegas, NV, brother-in-law Jim Frantz of Westwood Lakes, CO; Aunt June Hendrickson of Garden City, KS and a many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Linda.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 2pm at Watson Reflection Pointe Funeral Home.
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