Rita was born on April 13, 1959 and passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Rita was a resident of Great Bend, Kansas at the time of her passing.
She was married to Lynn.
Altar Society Rosary will be at 4 p.m. and Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday Oct. 16 2016 at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday Oct. 17 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Ted Stoecklein celebrating. Burial will be in Eden Valley Cemetery rural Seward. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday Oct. 16 2016 at Bryant Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established with the Rita Bownes Memorial to help with expenses or Zimmerman-Bownes Relay for Life in care of Bryant Funeral Home.