DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary

201 South Hydraulic, Wichita, KS



December 11, 1933February 1, 2020

Sanger, Rita M., 86, retired PBX Operator for St. Francis Hospital entered eternal life on February 1, 2020. Preceded in death by her parents James and Rita (Kenny) Bryan, her loving husband of 49 years Clarence and sister Pauline Sinacola. Survived by her children Collette (Gary) Edwards, Bryan (Marie) Sanger, Anthony (Melissa) Sanger, David (Stacy) Sanger, Mark (Stacy) Sanger, brother Kevin (Jean) Bryan, 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Visitation 12-5pm on Fri. Feb. 7th at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary. Rosary, 7pm, Fri. Feb. 7th, Mass of Christian Burial 10am, Sat. Feb. 8, 2020 both at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2701 S. Pattie, Wichita, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.


  • James Bryan, Father (deceased)
  • Rita A. (Kenny) Bryan, Mother (deceased)
  • Clarence E. Sanger, Husband (deceased)
  • Collette & Gary Edwards, Daughter & Son-In-Law
  • Bryan & Marie Sanger, Son & Daughter-In-Law
  • Anthony & Melissa Sanger, Son & Daughter-In-Law
  • David & Stacy Sanger, Son & Daughter-In-Law
  • Mary & Stacy Sanger, Son & Daughter-In-Law
  • Kevin & Jean Bryan, Brother & Sister-In-Law
  • 16, Grandchildren
  • 13, Great Grandchildren
  • Pauline Sinacola, Sister (deceased)

  • Bryan J. Sanger
  • Alex Sanger
  • Woody Garman
  • Brandon Sanger
  • Justin Sanger
  • Patrick Edwards
  • Honorary Casket Bearers
  • Chance Sanger
  • Caleb Sanger
  • Matthew Sanger
  • Michael Sanger


  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Rosary Service Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 8, 2020



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Missy Hampel

February 10, 2020

Collette and family,
Your Mom was such a delight! I loved visitng with her at the hospital when she worked there and then as a visitor thru the years. She always took an interest in what was going on with me and loved to catch me up on her family. She was so proud of you and just beamed when she updated me. Loved her smile and upbeat attitude. She will be missed! My sympathy and prayers. Missy Weathersby Hampel

Diane Brunk-Ellis

February 7, 2020

All the stories and thoughts here already share my feelings 💕. I was so blessed and lucky that God planted this wonderful family two doors down from me when I was a child. The hours I spent in your home .... the wonderful example of kindness and love Gene and Rita gave to me. You all are firmly planted in my heart for always. Thank you for the hours and hours of the gift of your time you gave to me and your role in shaping the woman I am. Rest now my dear friend and neighbor. Love you always 💕

Victoria Darby

February 6, 2020

I visited from UK when I was 7 my dear Aunty Rita, Uncle Gene and cousins in Kansas. What a fabulous experience I had. Aunty Rita’s delicious meat loaf creation was memorable., as well as 15c a week spends for emptying the garbage. The fun, love and kindness we shared was so special and will always be treasured. Rest In Peace now dear Aunty Rita and give my mum Pauline a kiss from me. God Bless xx

Mary Zogleman

February 4, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. Rita was a happy, loving person with a beautiful smile. Your parents were always two of my favorite people. I was blessed to have known them. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May you feel the strength and power of God holding you, and loving you today and always.

Linda Young

February 4, 2020

I loved working with Rita at Via Christi. She had a great sense of fun, and made work fun for those around her. She told great stories, was generous with her support for newer operators, and, while serious about our work, helped us to not take ourselves or other staff members too seriously. The world is brighter today for having had Rita in it.

Teri DeHart

February 3, 2020

Love, love, love the picture you chose! That’s Rita, happy and smiling no matter what. She was always laughing, smiling, ready for the next adventure. Well now she’s on her final adventure and I’m sure she’s still laughing and smiling!
She’s traveled a lot, had fun in Dubai with my Dad, Vern., while visiting Tony and Melissa. My dad loved that trip! They partied on the desert, cooked with 5 star chefs, and so much more!

She’s been to Portugal (dad and Mike got to go also). She loved her beloved England, especially her hot tea and crunchie bars.

She became a regular at Tablerock lake for many years, with all of her kids & grand kids. She was always up for boat rides, waverunner rides, and once we even took her on a 5 -person torpedo ride. Only once though. After she was done, she told me that she didn’t know how to swim!! She’s one brave & bold lady!

The best thing about Rita was how kind and sweet she was to everyone. She will be missed a lot! So I know she’s up in Heaven watching over all of her “cheeky little monkey ‘s🐵” down here. I love you and miss you. Give my Dad, Mom, and brother Mike a big hug from me!