Rita Beltran Herrera

Rita Beltran Herrera, 81 died Friday, January 1, 2016 at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She was born May 19, 1934 in Holcomb, Kansas the daughter of Manuel R. & Sarah (Calderon) Beltran.
Rita lived in Holcomb until she was in the 6th grade. She then moved with her family to Garden City and has lived in Garden City since. On November 26, 1951 she married John E. Herrera in Raton, New Mexico. Rita worked as a custodian for USD #457 and later for the First United Methodist Church in Garden City. She retired in 2000. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Altar Society and was extremely involved in various other church committees and activities. She enjoyed taking care of her children and grandchildren, reading, music, singing, gardening, and cooking.
Survivors include her sons and daughters John and Nancy Herrera, Blue Springs, MO; Judy and Tracy Rogers, North Charleston, SC; Beatrice Herrera, Garden City, KS; Bob and Danis Herrera, Garden City, KS; Tommy and Josie Herrera, Shawnee, KS; Phillip and Andrea Herrera, Topeka, KS; Steven (Chino)and Jennifer Herrera, Topeka, KS; Patrick Herrera and Sabrina Arteaga, Garden City, KS; Becky Cruz and Brad Herron, Kansas City, KS; Vicky and Paul Olson, Garden City, KS; Zelda and Eric Mizell, Garden City, KS; Francine and Jose Varela, Fort Morgan, CO; Brian Herrera, Houston, TX; Curtis and Miel Herrera, Merriam, KS; brothers and sisters Tessie Munoz-Kuypers, Santa Anna, CA; Nick Beltran, Riverside, CA; Manuel Beltran Jr, Garden City, KS; Gerri Beltran-Gomez, Liberal, KS; Caverly Beltran Rojas-Wallace, Garden City, KS; Raymond Lee Munoz, Santa Anna, CA; grandchildren Mandy, Christopher, Jacob, Ely; Chay; Molly; Robert Jerel, Denise, Anthony, Alicia, James; Erica, Krista, Jeremy, Chad; Aniseto, Johnny, Thomas; PJ, Anissa, Carlena; Euniece,Tasha, Steven, Terrance, Cherrelle, Adrian, Anthony, Nelson, Jonte; Mariah; Michael, Sarah, Adriana, Marissa; Torrey, Zachariah; Kristina, Brian, Matthew, Mekayla, Eric, Stacy, Brittany, Brian; Nicole, Manuel-Paul, Jose, Andrew, Isaac; Angelo, Dulcina; great grandchildren Michael, William, Halona, Emmy; Jadrian, Bella, Beezus; Tristan, Devin, Nathan, Jonathan, Angelo, Christopher; Daevonne, Alyssa, Dreden, Jayda, Bryan, Zayne, Gavyn, Tylor, Sariah, Shaylee, Ally, Brylee; Julian; Jordan, James, Jacob, Mariah, Jaela, Kaiden, Noah, Alynna, King, Nevaeh, Jaiden, Quincy, Anthony Jr; Aiden; Tyler, Matthew, Zachary, Jalyssa, Nathan, Aliyah, Myah, Adrick, Erika, Braxton, Kevin, Madison, Sean, Skye, Greggory, Madison; Isaac, Alex, Francine, Isabel, Ian, Ryan, Mersadiez, Aubrey, Jaidiah, Nevaeh, Aurora, Estrella, Jalah, Dominic, Averie, Maison, Adelyn, Kai, Isaiah, Eric Jr, Xavier, Alexia, Aden, Jayden, Yanely King.
Rita is preceded in death by her husband John who died on February 2, 1990. She is also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son Bobby Herrera; her brothers Henry Munoz, Alfred Beltran, Paul Beltran, and Joseph (JoJo) Beltran; her sisters Esther Beltran-Perez, Caverly Christine Beltran; and grandchildren Daniel James Rodriguez, Julian Herrera, and Elody (Chacha) Herrera.
A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 9, 2016 also at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Seiwert as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family requests memorials given to the St. Mary School Endowment Fund or to the Shawnee Mission Medical Center both in care of Garnand Funeral Home.