Rita Jan Hartman, of Hays, Kansas died Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Ascension Via Christi - St Francis Hospital Wichita. She was born October 11, 1955, in Oakley, Kansas to James Harley and Mildred Elaine (Eiring) Briard. Rita married Cliff Jamison in 1974 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Studly Kansas; they had 3 children Cherie, Kris, and Jackie. They later divorced, and he preceded her in death in February 2019. She later met and married Ray Hartman, who also preceded her in death in May 2021.
Rita was a giving soul who enjoyed sharing her talents and gifts with her friends and family. She was a licensed CNA and CMA and worked for many years as a Senior Companion and for the Good Samaritan Society. She was a lover of animals and a hobby of hers was microbiology and using her microscope.
She is survived by her daughters: Cherie Pfannenstiel and husband Eric of Munjor, Kansas; Jackie Diaz and husband Elias of Farmington, New Mexico; a son: Kris Jamison and fianc Krista Tice, Hutchinson, Kansas; stepdaughter: Erica Rae Towne of Hays, Kansas; sisters: Monica Porter of Hays, Kansas; and Roxie Skeers and husband Ed of Oakley, Kansas; grandchildren: Dawson Jamison, Tobias Diaz, Tavius Diaz, Payton and Parker Barnes, and a step grandson: Matthew Towne of Hays. She was preceded by her parents; a sister: Joyce Skeers; and her husband: Ray.
A celebration of life for Rita, Ray and Rays sister Alice Hartman will be held on Friday Aug. 12th from 4:30-7:30 PM at the Hays VFW. A private joint inurnment of Ray and Rita will be held in the Oakley Cemetery that morning.
Memorials are suggested to the FHSU Senior Companion program in care of the funeral chapel.
Services in care of Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Street Hays, Kansas 67601.
Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org