Rita Jane Williams, age 66, of St. George, Kansas, died Monday morning, March 14, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She was born on October 30, 1949, in Cordell, Oklahoma, the daughter of R.D. King, Jr. and Billie Inez (Gregory) King. Rita graduated from Cordell High School in 1967 and then attended Southwestern State University. On August 4, 1967, in Cordell, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Williams. Rita worked as a secretary to help support Ken as he finished his college degree. Following his graduation, Ken was drafted into the military and was called to serve during Vietnam. Rita made her home wherever her husband was stationed during their early married years. In January of 1974, her husband accepted a position at Ft. Riley with the Federal Civil Service and they soon made their home in Manhattan, Kansas.