Rita Phillips, 79, of Kansas City, MO passed away January 27, 2013. Visitation will be 6-7pm, Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Luke Joy Presbyterian Church, 4301 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Rita received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Peabody College (part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, TN. She went on to earn her Master's degree from The University of Missouri. She began teaching in her first year of college. She taught kindergarten and first grade, and eventually became involved in evaluating at risk students to help them excel.
Rita is preceded in death by her sister, Roseanne Sherar. Survivors include her husband, Robert Phillips, of the home; brother, Jim Sherar, of Ashville, NC and sister, Dr. Joan Marie Hunt, of Mission, KS.