Obituary courtesy of Williams-Kampp Funeral Home:
Sister Francis (Rita) Clarke, devoted member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary for 69 years, died November 27, 2012, at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Pauline (Zahn) Clarke, and her sister Mary. Sr. Francis ministered in the field of education. Former students may remember her from St. Bride and as the IBVM Sister who opened Loretto Kindergarten in Wheaton, IL.
Visitation was Monday at Resurrection Life Center, 7370 W. Talcott Ave. Visitation continues at Loretto Convent, 1600 Somerset Lane in Wheaton, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. followed by Words of Remembrance with Funeral Liturgy at 7:00 p.m. Burial was Tuesday 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael's Cemetery, Wheaton.
Donations to the IBVM Office of Development at Loretto Convent would be appreciated.