Rita T. Kist of Ste. Genevieve died on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Riverview at the Park Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ste. Genevieve. She was 92 years old.
She was born January 22, 1927, in New Offenburg, a daughter of Edward J. Gegg and Ottila C. (Brischle) Gegg.
She was married to Welton A. Kist on October 16, 1946, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Kist and his wife Bert of Ste. Genevieve, Paul E. Kist of Ste. Genevieve; five grandchildren, Kelly Heil and her husband Jeff, Anne Grein and her husband Dean, Ted Kist and his wife Carla, Michael Kist, Ben Kist and his wife Katie; seven great-grandchildren, Sally Heil, Kaydi Heil, Gage Heil, Evan Grein, Ryan Grein, Mallory Kist, Natalie Kist.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Vince Gegg, Erwin Gegg; one daughter-in-law, Marie “Toni” Kist.
She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Ste. Genevieve Church Choir and the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
She enjoyed working in her flower beds and gardening, sewing, playing cards, working on the farm, singing in the church choir, and most of all spending time with her family.
Services were to be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, at the Church of Ste. Genevieve. Rev. Edward Nemeth was to officiate. Burial was to be at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve was handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Valle Schools Foundation or Serenity HospiceCare.