Rita Ann Montgomery, 62, Sheridan, formerly of Whitewater, Wisc., passed away Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving daughter and caregivers at Majestic Care of Sheridan.

Born March 24, 1956 in Baraboo, Wisc., she was the daughter of the late Dean and Beverly (Doering) Hainstock.

She loved keeping her mind active. She enjoyed reading as well as cross stitching and crocheting. She also had quite the green thumb when it came to her flowers and potted plants.

To her, family was what always mattered the most, and that went double when it came to her grandkids.

Survivors include her two daughters, Christina Bowen of Sheridan and Katty (Jason) Fulford of Crawfordsville; seven grandchildren, Lexi Klingaman, Carly Klingaman, Robert Bowen, Russ Shipley, Willa Bowen, Jake Fulford and Dani Fulford; three brothers, Duane (Janet) Hainstock, Galen (Lori) Hainstock and Jeff Hainstock, all of Wisconsin; two sisters, Ruth (Rick) Eicksteadt  and Vickie (John) Schenning, both of Wisconsin; and also by her feline best friend, Bella.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her brother, Glen Hainstock.

She will be laid to rest on March 29, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg, Wisc.

Memorial contributions may be presented to the American Cancer Society for the benefit of cancer research.