Fries, Rita A., 64, retired expeditor for Cessna passed away February 14, 2013. Rita was preceded in death by her father, Patrick Ryan, Sr. and sister, Jeanne Bentz. She is survived by companion, Terry Tole of Haysville; son, Jeff (Emily) Fries of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Jeri Hunt of Belle Plaine; mother; Madeline Ryan of Minden, NE; brothers, Patrick (Adell) Ryan, Jr., Michael Ryan (companion Karen) all of Axtell, NE; sisters, Kathleen (Scott) Hartless of DeSoto, TX, Mary (Mike) Delka of Red Cloud, NE, Chris (Ron) Ruhter of Waco, TX. She is survived by her grandchildren, Braden, Madeline, Jackson and Camden, and treasured her time with them. Rita will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her laugh, and her ability to bring a smile to all. Rosary is 8:00 pm Friday and Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am Saturday, February 16 both will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Mulvane, Kansas. Memorials can be made to VFW Post 7253 of Derby, Kansas.