Rita Jean Hassell (74) of Belton, Missouri passed from this earth into the loving arms of Jesus on November 26, 2020.
Rita was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up in Indiana and graduated from Arlington High School in 1965. She then attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where she pursued studies in world missions. Rita eventually made Kansas City, Missouri her forever home where she raised her children as a single mom and retired from Sprint Corporation. Some of her favorite things were vacationing in Branson, watching romantic comedies, and cooking. Most of all, she loved the Lord and spent much of her time participating in church activities and reading her bible.
Rita was preceded in death by her father, George Robert Sizemore, mother, Thelma Louis Sizemore, and her brother, Dennis Sizemore. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Sean Brumble; son and daughter-in-law, Scott Hassell and Margot Grant; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Larry Cohron; and grandchildren, Tyler and Meredith Brumble, Sage Brumble, Cooper Killian, as well as Kiptyn and Axyl Cohron.
An outdoor service will be held Tuesday, December 1st at 1:00 p.m. at Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri followed by a private graveside service at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Everyone in attendance is asked to follow the Jackson County Health Department mandate to socially distance and wear a mask. No exceptions please.
Donations in Rita’s honor can be made to either the Abundant Life Food Pantry in Lee’s Summit Missouri, or Habitat for Humanity.
The family wishes to sincerely thank all the staff on the COVID unit at St. Joseph Medical Center. The care and compassion provided to our beloved Mom (and Memaw) during her last moments here on earth are appreciated more than you will ever know.