Rita MonsonRita A. Monson, of Wellington, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at her home in Wellington at the age of 75.Rita was born the daughter of Kimber and Eldred (McDonald) Chard on Monday, April 19, 1943 on the family farm near Lucas. She graduated from Stockton High School and later attended the Hays Academy of Hair Design. Rita was a longtime cosmetologist but was also proud of the time she spent working in the oil field industry and as manager of the local Braums Ice Cream & Dairy Store. On January 28, 1999, Rita and Ron Monson were united in marriage in Wellington. Together they celebrated over nineteen years of marriage. After retiring, Rita was able to enjoy her grandchildren. The love for her family and grandchildren is what sustained her as she battled through her health problems. Rita and Ron have spent the last few years traveling and camping. She loved camping and found it comforting as she would recover from her treatments. Survivors include her husband, Ron Monson of Wellington; daughter, Lisa Inslee and her husband Scott of Attica; daughter, LeAnna Pounds and her husband Max of Hunter; son, Daniel Monson and his wife Irene of Wellington; daughter, Ronda Monson of Wellington; son, Martin Bell and his wife Amy of Kingman; brother, Vernon Chard and his wife Gloria of Blue Springs, Missouri; sister, Nita Johnston and her husband Merrill of Stockton along with her 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lori Schindler; sister, Joyce Kressly and her brother, Keith Chard. A celebration of Rita’s life will begin at 1:00 p.m., Saturday September 29, 2018 in the chapel of Cornejo|Day Funeral Home, Wellington. Memorial funds have been established in her loving memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wellington Ministerial Alliance. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.