in Glendale, AZ following a lengthy illness.  
She was born May 25, 1940 on Topeka, KS the daughter of Leo F. and
Mabel F. (Gallagher) Barthelme.  She attended and graduated from St.
Mary’s Colgan High School.
She was a former resident of Frontenac and also lived in Wichita from
1987 – 2004 when she moved to Phoenix.
She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Phoenix.
Rita worked for the State Farm Insurance Company in auto claims for
many years until her retirement.
Survivors include a sister Loretta Frisby and husband Harold of Phoenix,
a sister-in-law Lavon Barthelme, eight nieces and nephews and 18 great
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother William F.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, March 14, 2011 at Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Stroot as Celebrant.  Burial will
follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.  Family will receive friends at
the Friskel Funeral Home from 2-4 pm Sunday afternoon.  Condolences
may be left at   Memorials may be made to
the St. Mary’s Colgan Activity Fund; these may be left at or mailed to the
funeral home.  Services by Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay
Frontenac, KS 66763.
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