BACKES, Ann Marie 90, went to be with her husband Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. She was born Jan. 3, 1921 in Bukin, Austria, a daughter of the late Martin Joseph Kleer and Theresa A. Welsch. Ann worked in sales most of her life and was a member of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church. She was a devoted wife and mother. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William John Backes and 2 brothers, Martin L. Kleer and Matthew A. Kleer. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Clare and her husband Alan of Clearwater and Virginia White of Seminole; 7 grandchildren, Charles Lineberry, Lisa Woodby, William Lineberry, Joseph White, John White, Adoralice Lessl, and Michelle Kitzmiller; and 8 great-grand-children. A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at 11 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church with Father Patrick Rebel officiating. Entombment will follow at Royal Palm South. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, one hour prior to the service. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 5, 2011