Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late R.T. and Betty Campbell McGinty. Rita was a homemaker and was a member of Second Baptist Church.
Surviving are four brothers, Ronnie McGinty and wife Rosie of Laurens, Donnie McGinty and wife Cathy of Woodruff, Stan McGinty and wife Rhonda of Laurens, and Jeff McGinty of Laurens; two grandchildren, and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Rita was predeceased by her two children, Brad Stewart and Tammy Stewart.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Second Baptist Church conducted by Rev. J.D. Shiflet.
The family will be at their respective homes and will greet friends at the church immediately following the memorial service.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 416 Fleming Street, Laurens, SC 29360.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.