June 23, 2024

Rita Retherford, 87 died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Homestead Assisted Living in Garden City. She was born September 23, 1928 in Victoria, Kansas the daughter of John N. & Catherine (Dreiling) Wasinger.
Rita grew up in Victoria where she attended school. After graduating from Victoria Rural High School, Rita moved to Garden City where she attended nursing college. Rita worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. She enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City.  
On April 2, 1956, she married Wesley Wayne Retherford in Clayton, New Mexico. He died on March 20, 1983. Rita is also preceded in death by her parents; 5 brothers Roman Wasinger, Edward Wasinger, Fr. Francis Wasinger, Gerald Wasinger, and Isador Wasinger; and 5 sisters Augusta Brungardt, Marietta Wasinger, Angie Palmer, Nora Nierenberger, and Caroline Kinderknecht.  
Survivors include a sister Celeste Farris of Palatine, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City with Fr. Reginald A. Urban as Presider. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family request memorials given to St. Dominic Catholic Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home.