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Sr. Rita Downey, OSB 85, Clyde, MO

Sr. Rita Downey, OSB 85, Clyde, Missouri died Friday, November 15, 2013 at Our Lady of Rickenbach, Clyde, Missouri.

Sr. Rita Downey, OSB 85,  Clyde, Missouri died Friday, November 15, 2013 at Our Lady of Rickenbach, Clyde, Missouri.

Margaret Mary Downey was born January 9, 1928 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Godfrey Charles and Margaret Helen (Leary) Downey. 

After joining the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration  on April 8, 1951 Margaret Mary took the name Sr Rita. She made her First Profession on October 5, 1952 and her Final Profession on October 5, 1957.  Sr. Rita had a degree in Psychology and had served God in  many ways at various Benedictine Monastery locations.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother: John Downey and sister: Mary Tee (Downey) Gardner.

Surviving Sr. Rita are her sister: Sr. Mary Jo Downey S.C.L. and her Monastic Family of Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

A 7:00 pm  Wake Service will be Monday, November 18, 2013 in Our Lady of Rickenbach Chapel, Clyde, Missouri.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in the Adoration Chapel of the Monastery, Clyde, Missouri.      

Price Funeral Home (www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com), Maryville, Missouri

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