Oct 22,1952---Jul 10,2021

Rita Manning-Cigich, 68,  Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. The visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 416 N. 14th St., Kansas City, KS. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 15 at the Cathedral. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Appl Orchard Hospice 7730 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227.

Rita was born October 22, 1952, in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of Harry and Patricia (Quinlan) Korte. Rita was a 1970 graduate of Bishop Ward High School. She was married to Richard "Rick" Manning on June 22, 1971 and he preceded her in death on November 6, 1979. Rita and Rick had 3 sons, Jay, Shane and Ryan. After Rick's death, she married Tom "Bomber" Cigich and they had a son, Samuel Joseph Cigich. Sam passed away on September 24, 2015 and Tom on June 10, 2017.  Rita is survived by her sons and their spouses, Jay & Cheryl Manning, Shane and Heather Manning,  Ryan and Mandi Manning, her  grandchildren, Hudson, Hayes, Carter, Harrison, Taylor Manning and Reese Cigich-Manning. Her four siblings and their spouses, Michael and Debbie Korte, Donnie and Carma Korte, Lisa Korte, Lori and John Bustamante, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 

Rita loved her family and took pride in each of them. Always a performer, on and off the stage, Fairytale Productions- Children’s Theater was a passion and love she shared with many!  Her true joy was spending time in the kitchen cooking for her boys and their friends and time at the lake- Never a dull moment. She was her grandchildren’s loudest fan and was truly a mother to many.  She will be missed, loved and cherished always!



Condolences

Steve and Betty Klemencic Jul 11 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Jay, Shane, Ryan, and Family, We are very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our prayers for you during this sad time.

Kevin Ziegler Jul 12 ,2021

Friend ,Elkins ,Arkansas

Lisa and everyone so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you all thoughts and prayers for all of you 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

Todd & Nancy Henke Jul 12 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

So sorry to hear this sad news. Thoughts and prayers. Todd & Nancy

Pam Jones Jul 12 ,2021

Close friend ,Gardner ,Kansas

Dear Father I am lifting this family sorrow at this time into your Loving Arms so you can comfort them and give them peace at this time. Allow them to fill this deep in their souls. Thank you for the many lives that Rita touch while here on earth. In Jesus Name Amen

Tricia Wood Jul 12 ,2021

Noreen Denney cousin ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Noreen Denney and her family send their deepest sympathies. We will keep Rita’s family in our prayers.

Monty, Pam Anderson and family Jul 12 ,2021

Shane Manning is our son-in-law ,Lenexa ,Kansas

What a lady, greatest mom ever to her family. A grandmother that knew how to lead her grandchildren to be the finest. We love you Rita, we look forward to seeing you again. Tell Rick, Sam and all the others Hi for us today.

Leigh and Jay Vader Jul 12 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Jay, Shane, and Ryan: We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear Mom. I can’t tell you all the wonderful memories I have doing Fairytale Productions with her. She was quite the actress both on the stage and off. Rita was quite a gal!! Lots of prayers to you and the whole family. Much love!

Michelle Scanlon Jul 12 ,2021

Friend of family ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Sending my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolence for your beloved Rita!! She will forever be missed. Peace and strength for the family.

Dolly Cigich Jul 13 ,2021

Cousin ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful lady. Rita, will be missed by many. God Bless her and her family. RIP😢😢

Kevin and Lynn Healy Jul 13 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Jay and family we are so sorry to hear of your mom's death. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Patrice Ludwig Jul 13 ,2021

friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Rita was possibly one of the funniest people I have ever known. She made me laugh each and every time I saw her. Rita suffered more than her share of loss, and I know that the last years have not been easy ones for her. Heaven just got a lot more fun--and maybe a little louder when she showed up. Rita was one of a kind; I will never forget her. Sending much love and comfort to her sons and their families, as well as the extended Korte and Manning families.

sandy sachen cannon Jul 14 ,2021

friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss Mike and Deb and family. Eternal rest grant unto Rita O Lord and let the Perpetual light shine upon her, may she rest in peace. Amen

Christine Kopp Jul 15 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Ryan, Shane and Jay You’re mom was really one of a kind! She owned the place the moment she stepped into it. So glad she was around when I was growing up she was always a blast, always laughing. Sending you all lots of hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

Eddie Hernandez Jul 15 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

To the Korte family my brother Gregg loved Rita and Rick so much she will be missed just know she’s in great hands

Kathy Serrano Jul 15 ,2021

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Fr. Mike Hawken gave a superb homily/eulogy! I’m sure as Rita watched from heaven she loved everything he said and was very pleased with the full church. She loved a crowd! She will be missed, but so many people have great stories to share so she will not be forgotten. I love you Rita and I am blessed that you were my friend. Thanks for the memories.

Betty Neely Jul 16 ,2021

Neighbor ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Rita was a hoot always smiling. She loved her family and everyone else. Now she is with Sam the Man we caled him. Always nice to us seniors in the complex. Facebook friend. She will get golden Angel Wings. Rip. She will be missed

bridget Jul 16 ,2021

friend ,Lake Quivira ,Kansas

It was my privilege to care for Rita in her final days . There is something so special about having candid conversations with my patients . Rita , well , she was one of a kind . She made my job a joy. I am so grateful to share this intimate time w her family . She was one of a kind . And never failed to make me laugh .

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Cathedral of St. Peter
Address:
416 North 14th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Jul 14 ,2021
Time:
4:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Cathedral of St. Peter
Address:
416 North 14th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Jul 15 ,2021
Time:
10:30 AM
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