Rita Charlene Klinger, 73, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Belle Center, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Whitestone Masonic & Eastern Star Home in Greensboro.
She was born Feb. 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 Dec. 26, 1958, she married Jerry G. Klinger in Belle Center and he survives along with their children, Jeffrey (Barbara) Klinger of Rushsylvania and Joel (Lisa) Klinger and Jim (Julie) Klinger, both of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers, Ronald P. (Patty) Royer of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Stephen C. (Cindy) Royer of North Manchester, Ind.; two sisters, Delores Rockhold of Waynesville and Marie (Jack) Orders of Belle Center; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A homemaker, she and her husband were former owner-operators of the Belle Center Hardware Store. She was very involved with her sons and grandchildren. She loved to shop and enjoyed traveling. She and her husband would winter in North Port, Fla.
Pastor Larry Grigsby officiates a funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday in Eichholtz Daring and Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center where calling is two hours prior to the service. Burial is in the Belle Center Fairview Cemetery.
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.