Rita F. Carmichael

Rita F. Carmichael, 69, of Cowgill, passed away Oct. 9, 2013.

Rita was born April 23, 1944 in Excelsior Springs, to Robert and Lelia Cazzell Parsons.  On May 29, 1965 Rita married Donald Carmichael in Mosby.  To this union two children were born, Robert and Rebecca.

Rita was a homemaker proudly taking care of her home and family.  Rita also worked as an aide on the Excelsior Springs handicapped bus.  In addition, Rita attended Flack Memorial Christian Union Church.  She also spent time traveling throughout the United States with Donald, sewing, knitting, quilting and crocheting.  Most of all, Rita loved spending time with her family and friends.

Rita was a kind woman and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband Donald of the home, son; Robert (Diane), daughter; Rebecca (Shelby), grandchildren, Reece and Peyton, brother; Dennis (Sherry) Parsons, and all the Carmichael brothers, sisters, and their families.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents.


Visitation for Rita will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, at Flack Memorial Christian Union Church in Excelsior Springs,   followed by a brief prayer service at 2 p.m..  Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Arrangements by Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

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