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Philothea 'Rita' Snell

Philothea “Rita” Snell, 99, of McIntosh, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her home. Rita was born in Marion County, Kan., and moved to Florida in 1971.

Rita was a retired teletype operator for the U.S. government, a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Citra, Fla., National Council of Catholic Women, Red Hat Society, Classy Lassies, Emmaus Group, and a Life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 8978.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Snell of 42 years; three brothers, Henry, Paul, and Edmund Shramek; and sister, Philomene Sandwell.

Rita is survived by her sister, Tillie Hein of Tampa, Kan.; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

There was a gathering at Christ the King Catholic Church from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012, with the funeral mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ the King Catholic Church and Hospice of Marion County, Fla., in memory of Rita.

Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel, Ocala, Fla., (352) 622-4141.

Last modified June 27, 2012

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