Rita Ann Fries

December 21, 1948February 14, 2013

Fries, Rita A., 64, retired expeditor for Cessna passed away February 14, 2013. Rita was preceded in death by her father, Patrick Ryan, Sr. and sister, Jeanne Bentz. She is survived by companion, Terry Tole of Haysville; son, Jeff (Emily) Fries of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Jeri Hunt of Belle Plaine; mother; Madeline Ryan of Minden, NE; brothers, Patrick (Adell) Ryan, Jr., Michael Ryan (companion Karen) all of Axtell, NE; sisters, Kathleen (Scott) Hartless of DeSoto, TX, Mary (Mike) Delka of Red Cloud, NE, Chris (Ron) Ruhter of Waco, TX. She is survived by her grandchildren, Braden, Madeline, Jackson and Camden, and treasured her time with them. Rita will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her laugh, and her ability to bring a smile to all. Rosary is 8:00 pm Friday and Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am Saturday, February 16 both will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Mulvane, Kansas. Memorials can be made to VFW Post 7253 of Derby, Kansas.


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March 4, 2013

Our prayers and sympathy to you all!
Herb & Judy (Ripp) Dixon

Kathy Davis

February 21, 2013

Jeff & Jeri, I am so very sorry for your loss. Rita was always such a joy, bringing smiles wherever she went. A very classy lady who I was Blessed to have known, and who brightened the world for my daughters also, Brea, Brynn, Brandis & Brayla Smith. God's Blessing & Peace, Kathy Davis

Dan & LouAnn Rochford

February 19, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie Rubin

February 17, 2013

Rita, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Roberta Kobbe

February 16, 2013

Jeff and Jeri, it's years since I saw your mom, but she flies into my memories so very often. She was such an important part of my life when I needed her. I remember our times together with love and warmth and smiles. Even though I didn't see her often, I knew she was here and the world was a better place because of her. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Terry, you and your families. God Bless you all. Love, Roberta Kobbe

February 16, 2013

To the Fries Family, Rita will be missed by a lot of people, but she has not pain now and is a better place, The boys remember her doing DuSo in grade school and other things. Again she will be truly missed. Our prayers and thought are with you. Rod, Georgia, Kenny, and James Bell

Mike & Sharla Howlett

February 16, 2013

Jeff & Jeri,
Your family will be in our prayers.

Jenny Webster

February 16, 2013

So sorry to hear about your loss! It's been years since I've heard her laugh, but I can hear it clear as a bell today. Thoughts and prayers to your families!

Angie (Fox) Brown

February 16, 2013

Jeri I am so sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Bob Kierzek

February 16, 2013

God Bless You Rita. It was great working with Rita at Cessna. God has Bigger Expiditing for Rita.

Bob "Big Dog" Kierzek
Ventura, CA