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Rita Marie Watson Lamb

Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 30 Apr 2012 (aged 84)
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Body donated to medical science, Specifically: At Rita's request, her remains were donated to KU School of Medicine—another example of her selfless kindness and generosity.
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Rita Marie Watson Lamb was born November 12, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Edward and Marie Watson. She grew up on Cedarcrest Farms in Independence, and attended both St. Mary's School and Mount St. Scholastica College. She majored in Nutrition and for sixteen years was owner of Sandwich U Restaurant that was located on the historic Independence Square.

Rita, a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Mark's Catholic Church of Independence, died peacefully on April 30, 2012, at Jackson Village in Independence, Missouri.

Her passion and delight were her family and friends. She is survived by her brother, Edward (Trina) Watson of San Diego, Calif.; four sons, T.J. (Pam) Lamb of Parkville, Mo., Michael (Maryann) Lamb of Lenexa, Kan., Dick (Sandy) Lamb of Madison, Ala., and Jim (Cheryl) Lamb of Lee's Summit, Mo.; four daughters, Jeannie (Paul) Mitchell of Windsor, Colo., Meghan (Scott) List of Portland, Ore., Anne (Mark) Noe of Plattsburg, Mo., and Susie (Billy) Vaughn of San Antonio, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Christopher and Jason Lamb, Jonathan and Jamie Lamb, Brian Lee, Brigit Mulcahy, Brittany Lee, Carson and Siena List, Hannah and Maxwell Noe, Zachary and Nolan Lamb, Sydney and Alexandra Vaughn; 10 great-grandchildren; nephews, Michael Watson and Alan Brady, nieces, Patty Baker, Mary Pace, Rebecca Schwietz, Donna Phelps, Karen Estancy, and Lisa Matthews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Watson and sisters, Mary Patricia Schwietz and Virginia Ann Brady. She also leaves behind many loving relatives and friends.

Adapted from "The Kansas City Star," Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday, May 3, 2012.


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