Sally Ann Rausch, (Mary Sarah Ann Kleppick) 73 years old, passed away at her home in West Covina, CA on March 19, 2013, after a long illness. She was born, Mary Sarah Ann Kleppick on July 21, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Joseph Kleppick and Jessie Mary Starr. She grew up in Greenfield, PA and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She married Henry Lawrence Rausch on Sept. 27, 1957 and moved to California in 1959, eventually settling in La Puente, CA. She was employed as a payroll clerk at Orowheat Baking Co., in Montebello, CA for 33 years. She loved animals and would often take in strays no matter what type of animal it was. She loved her family and especially enjoyed entertaining during the holidays. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Marie (Rausch) McManus of La Quinta, CA, Judith Ann (Rausch) Dahl, of Ontario, CA, and Jill Renee Rausch of Sierra Madre, CA, her sons, Henry (Hank) Lawrence Rausch Jr., of Chino Hills, CA, Hal Jirard Rausch of Azusa, CA, and John (Jack) Joseph Rausch of Monrovia CA; her brother Richard Kleppick from Greenfield, PA; and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lawrence Rausch and their daughter Shelley Lynn Rausch. A vigil service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tues., March 26, 2013 at Douglass and Zook Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home 600 E. Foothill Blvd. Monrovia CA, 91016. A Mass will be held on Wed., March 27 at 12:00 P.M. at Immaculate Conception Church 740 Shamrock Ave. Monrovia CA, 91016. The graveside service will be held immediately following the mass at Live Oak Memorial Park 200 E. Duarte Rd. Monrovia Ca., 91016. The Rausch family would like to express a special thanks to her caretaker, Adora and all the staff at South Hills Country Home in West Covina, CA for their dedicated care and compassion.
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Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Mar. 24, 2013
Live Oak Memorial Park
200 East Duarte Road Monrovia, CA 91016