Reta B. Knitter, 85, of Clay Center died on Monday, April 3, 2023 at the Stormont-Vail Health Flint Hills Campus in Junction City, Kansas. She was born on February 5, 1938, the daughter of Joseph and Verda (Nemnich) Trudell, in Morganville, Kansas.
Reta grew up in Morganville, graduating from Morganville High School in 1956. On June 2, 1957, she married Ross Knitter and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2007. Reta worked as a secretary for E.E. Cyr in Morganville. She then worked for USD 379 as a secretary for the Wakefield Schools before moving to the USD 379 Board office, where she was a secretary for 42 years. Reta had tremendous strength and fought hard, even up to the day of her passing. She was a member of the Clay Center United Methodist Church, Clay Center Country Club and the Bridge Club. Reta is also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joan Germann.
She is survived by her son, Kevin and his wife, Carol Knitter of Tucson, Arizona; daughter, Karmen Holt of Junction City, Kansas; 5 grandchildren, Joseph (Lauren) Knitter, Crystal (Aaron) Barnes, Wendi Holt, Jacob (Maggie) Knitter and John (Naomi) Knitter and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 10:30AM at the Clay Center United Methodist Church.
Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kansas.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 4-7PM at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Junction City Dialysis c/o the funeral home.