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Rita Patton

March 13, 1942 — March 13, 2023

AUSTINTOWN — Rita A. Patton, 81, died unexpectedly Monday, March 13, 2023, at home.

Rita was born March 13, 1942, in Youngstown, the daughter of Glenn L. and Florence Grace Hartman Patton.

She was a 1960 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and worked in the office for GM McKelvey Department Store and Phar-Mor, and volunteered for many organizations. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church.

In her spare time, Rita enjoyed doing word finds.

Rita is survived by her sisters, twin Rochelle “Rae” Kolar of Austintown and Gert Zell of Boardman; special niece, Mary Grace Bohr; along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Graceann Stanton, Glenn A. Patton, Mary Phillips, Charles Patton, James Patton, Joseph Patton and Martin Patton.

Family and friends may call from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023, at St. Joseph Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to St. Joseph Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Professional services are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church (Austintown Chapel, Austintown)


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