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Rita Mae Wilson

Rita Mae Wilson passed away on Friday, April 7, 2023, at her home in Coffeyville Kansas.


She was born to Lucille Stone and Warren Stone on August 8, 1935 in Long Beach California. She grew up in Bakersfield California and graduated from Bakersfield high School. She met her future husband Kenneth Wilson from Coffeyville Kansas in 1952. She moved to Coffeyville and married him in 1955. In 1958 her son Curt Wilson was born. In 1961 her daughter Gina Wilson Shafer was born.


She lived her life in Coffeyville and worked for Cook manufacturing company. Later she worked in insurance sales for many years.


She was a member of the First Assembly of God church in Caney Kansas and in Coffeyville Kansas.


Survivors are her husband Kenneth Wilson, son Curt Wilson, daughter Gina Shafer and Husband Bob Shafer of Broken Arrow Ok. Her grandchildren Bobby Shafer and wife Susan Shafer of Gardner Kansas, Brady Shafer of Tulsa Ok and Brent Shafer of Fort Collins Co. She has five great grandchildren. 


Funeral Services celebrating Rita's life will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2023, at the First Assembly of God, 1504 W. 8th St. in Coffeyville with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.


Friends may sign the register book on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.


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David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.


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