Rita Charlene Klinger, 73, of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Belle Center, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at the Whitestone Masonic & Eastern Star Home in Greensboro, NC.
She was born on February 17, 1940 in Belle Center to Virginia Belle (Keller) Royer, who survives in Belle Center, and the late Paul Woodrow Royer, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1997.
On December 26, 1958, she married Jerry G. Klinger in Belle Center and he survives along with their children, Jeffrey (Barbara) Klinger of Rushsylvania, Joel (Lisa) Klinger and Jim (Julie) Klinger, both of Greensboro, NC; two brothers, Ronald P. (Patty) Royer of Port Charlotte, FL and Stephen C. (Cindy) Royer of North Manchester, IN; two sisters, Delores Rockhold of Waynesville, OH and Marie (Jack) Orders of Belle Center; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A homemaker, Rita and her husband owned and operated the Belle Center Hardware Store in Belle Center. She was very involved with her sons and grandchildren. She loved to shop, enjoyed traveling and during the winter, Rita and her husband would go to North Port, Florida.
A 1:00 p.m. funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2013 at the Eichholtz Daring and Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Pastor Larry Grigsby will officiate and the burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center following the service.
The family is honored to accept donations made in honor or in memory of their loved one. Honor/memorial gifts can be made securely online, www.lbda.org or mailed to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.