Rita Ann Knipstein passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Royse City, Texas at the age of 68.
She was born to Joe Frank Wooldridge and Helen Wooldridge Wallace in Terrell, Texas.
Rita worked at the Terrell State Hospital where she started the medical transcriptionist department. She also worked for Lake Pointe Hospital in Rockwall, Texas. She loved horses and competed in barrel racing. She also enjoyed watching birds, especially songbirds and hummingbirds. One of her favorite things to do was go to the beach and spend time with her family.
Rita was preceded in death by her dad, Joe Frank Wooldridge; brother Tommy Joe Wooldridge; sister Margaret Helm; and her in-laws, Edward Louis and Robbie Marion Knipstein.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband, Tom Knipstein; daughter Lisa Beasley and husband Blake; mother Helen Wooldridge Wallace; grandchildren Brittany Beasley and Erin Beasley; a great-grandson, Ryden Blake Bealsey; sisters Martha B. Shaw and Alma Joyce Wooldridge; brother-in-law Robert Charles Knipstein; sister-in-law Mary Diane Maughn; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell on Friday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. with interment at Chisholm Cemetery in McLendon-Chisholm, Texas.
Published on September 19, 2017