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SISTER MARY RUDINA (RITA) KLARER

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SISTER MARY RUDINA (RITA) KLARER Obituary
SISTER MARY RUDINA (RITA) KLARER, OSU Sister Mary Rudina (Rita) Klarer, 88, Maple Mount, Ky., an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died July 11, 2014, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 68th year of religious life. She was a native of Louisville, Ky. After 26 years as a teacher, she spent the next 37 years of her ministry in the Kansas City area, often helping people overcome the difficulties in their lives. She served as director of social services for the Municipal Correctional Institution (1974-88), director of retreats and hospitality at the St. John Hospitality Center (1988-91), director of the Adama Prayer House, Ludlow, (1991), in a ministry of mercy in Independence, (1991-93), chaplain of Children's Mercy Hospital (1992-99), and pastoral ministry at St. Patrick Parish, from 1999 until retiring to the Motherhouse in 2011. Survivors include nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, with a wake service following at 6:30 p.m. Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Gifts in memory of Sister Mary Rudina may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356, or St. Patrick Church.
Published in Kansas City Star on July 13, 2014
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