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Rita A. McClone, of Menasha, age 85, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012. She was born March 11, 1927 in Menasha, daughter of the late Victor and Marcella (Tuchscherer) Suess.
Following graduation from St. Mary High School in Menasha, Rita attended Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. On June 21, 1947 she married Ralph J. McClone at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Menasha. He preceded her in death on May 31, 2008.
Rita was the loving and patient mother of ten children while helping out with the accounting at the McClone Agency and supporting the many teams that Ralph coached. Her hobbies included knitting, reading and puzzles. Rita was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Survivors include her 10 children: Kathleen (John) Jauquet, Green Bay, Michael (Claudia) McClone, Menasha, Kevin (Grace Chen) McClone, Wilmette, IL, Daniel (Cathy) McClone, Menasha, Molly (Herb) Horn, Sherwood, Maureen Lamers, Menasha, Timothy (Lynn) McClone, Menomonee Falls, Patrick (Diane) McClone, Fond du Lac, Brian (Joann) McClone, Omro, Kelly McClone, Menasha; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Gloria Suess; and many nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 320 Nicolet Blvd., Menasha, with Fr. Larry Abler officiating. The visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of Mass. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Menasha. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley in memory of Rita.
The family would like to thank Theda Care at Home Hospice and the staffs of Heritage Woods Assisted Living and Peabody Manor, for their professional and compassionate care.
Westgor Funeral Home
1140 Appleton Rd.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from June 28 to June 29, 2012