Arita F. Postlewait, 81, of Arkansas City, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Cremation has been effected. No services will be held.

Arita was born Sept. 8, 1938, to John M. and Eva A. (Renshaw) Cross in Moreland, Okla. She was raised and educated in Moreland.

On Jan. 12, 1957, she married Bill B. Postlewait in Blackwell, Okla. The couple made their home in Arkansas City.

Arita worked for Dillon’s for 30 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, the Martha Washington Home Demonstration Unit, and the Music and Dramatic’s Club.

Arita was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Terri; and two sisters, Aylene Garvie and Maxine Kennedy.

She is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home; son, Scott Postlewait and wife Susan, of Arkansas City; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Trissel, of Madera, Calif., and Joy Sears, of San Diego, Calif.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory.

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