Rita "Rat" Gaye (Atwood) Reynolds, 78, Russell, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Great Bend to Clarence W. and Marie R. (Pozalek) Atwood. She was a 1959 graduate of Russell High School.

She married Dwayne W. Reynolds on Feb. 14, 2004 in Wichita. She was a bank teller at Valley State Bank for several years.

Survivors include her husband of 15 years, of the home; two sons, Brian Anschutz and Derrick Anschutz, both of Russell; a stepdaughter, Rose Johnston, Eaton, Colo.; a sister, Ima Jean Atwood, Lafayette, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell; a private family committal will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, in care of the mortuary.