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Rita Phyllis Nolan, 88, passed away on July 27, 2014, at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga. She was born on June 23, 1926, in Unity, Pa., to Nick and Mary Moss.

Rita grew up in Pleasant Unity, where she met and married James (Jim) Q. Nolan Sr. Jim enlisted in the United States Army and Rita joined him as an Army wife for 27 years. They were happily married for 66 years. They raised three children while being assigned around the world to places like Alaska (when it was a territory), Japan, Germany and Turkey. Rita was a recognized volunteer for the Red Cross, the Army Community Service, and the Military Council of Catholic Women. She was the secretary/treasurer of the Fort Lee Officer's Women's Bowling League for 40 years. She enjoyed bridge, golf, bowling, bunco, and most importantly her three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandbabies.

Rita is survived her son, James Q. Nolan Jr and his wife, Debbie Nolan, of Miami; daughters, Karen M. Nolan and husband, Ted Richardson, of Cumming, Ga., Rita Selman and husband, Brad Selman, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; sister-in-law, Betty Constantine of Greensburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Alyssa and Stephen Carlson, Jeffrey and Dana Nolan, Devin and Abbey Shoupe, Jake Nolan, Matthew Selman and Alexis Selman; and great-grandchildren, Sam and Sylvie Carlson.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, James Q. Nolan Sr.

A funeral Mass will be held at Fort Lee Memorial Chapel, 1901 Sisisky Blvd., Fort Lee, V., on Friday, Aug. 8, followed by her interment will be at Southlawn Cemetery, 1911 Birdsong Road, Petersburg, VA 23805. A reception, hosted by the Military Council of Catholic Women, will follow at the Cobblestone Community Clubhouse 400 Cobblestone Drive, Hopewell, VA 23860.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Embracing Hospice http://embracinghospicecare.org/foundation.asp or mail, 8013 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30040, to The Embracing Hospice Care Foundation for Life. Condolences may be left on Rita P. Nolan online guest book at http://www.mcdonaldandson.com/fh/resources/sympathy.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.

Arrangements by McDonald & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040, 770-886-9899.
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Published in The Progress-Index on Aug. 6, 2014
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