Rita Kay Sanderson was born July 20, 1956 at Mitchell, to Robert and Darleen (Morrison) Meade. She grew up in California and graduated from Santa Maria High School. She lived in California and later returned to Mitchell, South Dakota. She was employed at Steamway Cleaners in Mitchell.
She is survived by one sister, Robin Haney and husband, Lyle of Burke, SD, a special friend, Eric Nase of Mitchell, two nephews, Torrey Larson of Mount Vernon and Trevor Larson of Sioux Falls,three aunts, Gerri Johnson of Mitchell, Mary Houska of Cathedral City, CA,, Marie Meade of Corsica and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.