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Rita Kay Smith

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rita Kay Smith, 63, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at her home in Olathe, Kan.

A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 14275 S Blackbob Road, Olathe, followed by graveside services at 2 p.m. at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.Penwellgabelolathe.com.

Born March 31, 1948, in Booneville, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Chloe Ritchie. She was raised in the Marshall area eventually moving with her husband, Charles "Wayne" Smith, to the Kansas City area in early 1970's. Together they operated and owned Olathe Cleaners, and later under new ownership, she continued to work for Olathe Cleaners until the time of her illness.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Ray and her husband, Tim; son Derek Smith; grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner and Zac; sisters Carolyn Andresen and Becky Turner; and her brothers Don Ritchie and DeWayne Ritchie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Wayne" Smith in 1996.

Additional information provided per family recompense.