Rita Arlene Elder was born September 14, 1948 in St Louis, Missouri to Hugh Timothy Burns and Evelyn (Breiding) Burns. She passed away April 27, 2013 at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, Missouri.
Rita worked as an accountant for the City of Warrensburg when she and Larry moved to Osceola. She later became a dispatcher for the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. Rita was also a secretary at Truman Lake Manor. She served on the Sac-Osage Fire Protection District Board for a number of years. Several of those years she was the Board President.
Rita is survived by her husband, Larry "Butch" Elder, and two sons, Tom and Mark, with whom she spent many a Long day at baseball parks and football stadiums watching them play. She has three grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great-grandson.
She will be greatly missed until we are all together again.