Rita Larkin

RITA EILEEN REDETZKE LARKIN, 71, of Spring, TX, passed away on November 29, 2012 at home surrounded by her loved ones. Eileen was born in Great Bend, KS, on August, 17, 1941, to Leo and Cecilia Redetzke. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and siblings. Her children include Brian and Kimber Larkin, Heather and Will Wightman, David and Tasha Larkin, Sean and Chrissie Larkin, Thomas Larkin, Rick and Sharon Larkin, Scott Larkin, and Susan and Carter Pendergrass. Grandchildren include Andrew, Jonathan, Matthew, Hunter, Hailey, Trent, Harley, Bridget, Cash, Ava, Courtny, Lawson, Alyssa, Raylynn, Jamie, Phillip and Sydney. Surviving siblings are Marilyn, Jeanne, Norman, and Bernadette.
Eileen was a kind and gentle mom, grandma, and a friend to all. She was an incredibly strong lady who fought and won a battle with breast cancer. Her generosity and kindness lives on in her children and grandchildren.
Visitation with Rosary was held Sunday, December 2, at Klein Funeral Home, Tomball. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, December 3, at St. Edward Catholic Church, 2601 Spring-Stuebner Rd., Spring 77389 with interment following in Klein Memorial Park, FM 2920.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 4, 2012