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Alumni Obituary – Rita Jayne (Jenson) Varrick

Rita Jayne Jenson Rarrick was born on October 28, 1960 at Stormont Vail hospital in Topeka, KS. She passed away at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka, KS on January 28, 2024.

Jayne grew up on her parent’s farm 2 miles east of Denison, KS where she began a lifetime of participation in sports and survived at least one fall out of the barn.

Jayne graduated from Holton High School in 1978 and was a very proud graduate of Kansas State University in 1982. She was awarded the status of Certified Public Accountant in 1986. She served over 25 years with RadNet, Inc. as the Director of Financial Analysis and had many friendships that she valued greatly.    

While enrolled as a scholarship athlete in 1979 at Central Christian College she met a fellow scholarship athlete, Steve Rarrick. A long courtship occurred and they were married on March 12, 1983. She is survived by their four children, Ashley, San Diego, CA, Kim, Las Vegas, NV, Michael, Hutchinson, KS and Emily, Topeka, KS. Other survivors include her brother, John Jenson (Deb), Leawood, KS, and three nephews, J. Alexander Jenson, Prairie Village, KS, Andrew Rieschick (Melinda), Topeka, KS, Justin Rieschick, Wichita, KS and dogs Chewy and Merlin of the home.

Jayne was preceded in death by husband Steve Rarrick, mother Rita Pierson Jenson, father John James Jenson, and sisters Jota Jenson and Jena Jenson Rieschick.

Jayne was an active member of the Topeka Bible Church that she appreciated greatly for nurturing her faith and the many friendships she developed there. Jayne was also an avid supporter of Kansas State University and a decades long season ticket holder of K-State Football. Jayne’s bible studies at Topeka Bible Church consistently revealed the relevance of scripture to current life, including the story of Moses and Bill Snyder who led K-State Football out of the wilderness to the promised land. Jayne’s competitive spirit remained through life making card and board games very enjoyable, particularly family cribbage games. One of her last acts on earth was a thorough trouncing of a nephew, who dared to claim being the family cribbage King.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Friday February 2, 2024 at Topeka Bible Church, in the Mulvane Building.   Funeral Services will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, February 3rd at Topeka Bible Church.  Private family interment will be held in the Denison Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Bible Church, 1135 SW College, Topeka Ks 66604 or the Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N Kansas Ave., Topeka Ks 66608. 


Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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