Rita Louise McCartyStella, MO, 1952 - 2018 0comment
Mrs. Rita Louise McCarty, 66, of Stella, Missouri, departed this life suddenly on Monday, April 30, 2018, in the comfort of her residence.
Rita entered this life on March 27, 1952, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, born to the union of Marvin and Anna (Ridenoure) Skaggs. She was raised an attended school in Springdale, Arkansas. On July 18, 1967, she was united in marriage to Dwaine Lavon McCarty and together the shared fifty years before his passing on August 23, 2017. They resided in Cave Springs, Arkansas for several years before moving to a farm in Stella , Missouri , in 2005. Rita was a hardworking and devoted homemaker and held the position of "supervisor" of their family farm. She enjoyed gardening, caring for her home and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; her beloved husband, Dwaine McCarty; and one sister, Valerie Skaggs. Rita is survived by her three sons, Kevin McCarty and wife, Steffanie, of Gentry, Arkansas, Cody McCarty of Stella, Missouri and Travis Skaggs and wife, Kristen, of Neosho, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Cory, Dakota, Logan, Dylan, Alyssa, Brayden and Emma Grace; her mother, Anna Mae Snodgrass of Hindsville, Arkansas; two sisters, Kim Green of Hindsville and Cheryl Koester of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; four brothers, Larry Ridenoure of Republic, Missouri, Johnny Skaggs of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Marvin Skaggs of Elm Springs, Arkansas and Randy Skaggs of Brentwood, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. McCarty are 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes with Pastor Bobby Main officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery near Stella, Missouri. Those honoring her life by serving as pallbearers are Kevin McCarty, Cody McCarty, Travis Skaggs, Randy Skaggs, Dakota McCarty, Cory McCarty and Logan Watts. Dylan McCarty and Brayden Watts will be serving as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website, www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.
Published May 3, 2018