Rita Stanifer Maggard was born on December 5, 1948 in Laurel County, the daughter of the late O. D. and Christine Deaton Stanifer. She is survived by her husband, Roger Maggard, one daugther, Kristin Smith and Andrea of Versailles, and a son Walter Fred Smith and wife Fatima of Atlanta, Georgia, two brothers, Roger Stanifer and wife Edna, Randy Stanifer and wife Donna, one sister, Peggy Mershon and husband Brent all of London, four grandchildren, Elle, Lulu, Nevaeh and Monte, plus a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
She was formerly employed as a CPA.
Rita departed this life on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 being 68 years and 22 days of age.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Bowling Funeral Home with Gene Greene officiating. Burial will follow in the Stanifer-Tipton Cemetery in London. Visitation will be from noon Friday until the funeral hour of 2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to the Laurel County Public Library Fund.
Published on December 29, 2016