Rita (Bese) Scheihing of Guthrie, Oklahoma died after a brief battle with lung cancer on May 14, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born in Enid, Oklahoma on October 25, 1947 to Floyd Bese and Lillian (Krause) Bese Watts. Her parents precede her in death. She leaves behind her husband James Scheihing, her son Brent Babcock & his wife Chasity Babcock, as well as her daughter Brandi Babcock; and her two grandchildren Lucas and Lorin

Babcock, all of Guthrie Oklahoma. She also leaves behind a brother and sister as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many more family members.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 20th at 11:00 A.M. at Summit View Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Gallo Funeral Home.

Those who wish to remember Rita in a special way may make donations to the Friends of Guthrie Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1557, Guthrie, OK 73044 to honor her compassion for animals in need.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at