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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Mother of Judy Burkhart Wissinger ’80 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on May 21, 2014


Rita R.

Rita R. Burkhart, age 89, of Toledo, passed away on May 12, 2014. She was born to Harry and Adeline Beaudry on May 17, 1924. She attended Central Catholic High School and then married, the love of her life, Robert Burkhart and together they raised 2 children. Rita devoted her time and love to children. She was a Day Care provider for the Catholic Charities and did not retire, until she was 70 years old. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Norman Beaudry, and sister, Virginia Rowe. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Bob; son, Lee (Kitty) Burkhart; daughter, Judy (Greg) Wissinger; granddaughters, Laura (Ben) Ungrodt and Katie Burkhart; great-grandchildren, Allison and Leigha, and brother, Dale Beaudry.

Friends may visit the family at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Thursday, May 15th from 2:00-8:00 p.m., where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 16th, beginning at 12:30 p.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 1:00 p.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at Swan Creek Retirement Village for their compassionate care.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at – See more at:

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