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Loreda May "Rita" Wilkinson Calvert
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Birth: May 22, 1932
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2013
Fountain County
Indiana, USA

Loreda "Rita" May (Wilkinson) Calvert, 80, Attica, passed away at the Woodland Manor Nursing Center, Attica, on Friday, March 8, 2013, 9:50 p.m.

Rita was born in Fountain County, on May 22, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Gladys (Booe) Wilkinson. She was raised in Veedersburg and Newtown, attending Richland Township School. She had lived most of her life in West Lebanon and Attica.

Rita formerly worked at General Electric in Danville and at Myers Steel and Harrison Steel in Attica. She later worked at Highland Court in Veedersburg and Redman's Restaurant in Attica.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post 3318 of Attica.

On August 16, 1949, Rita married James Douglas Calvert in Covington. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1987.

Rita leaves behind two sons, James D. (Myra) Calvert, Jr. and Jeff Calvert, both of Attica; three brothers, Larry (Vinnie) Wilkinson, Wabash; Merlin Wilkinson, Peru, and Bill Wilkinson, Attica; a sister, Carolyn (Carl) Childress, Peru; 8 grandchildren, James D. "J.D." Calvert, III, Penny Hughes, Heather Wetzel, Amy Collins, Chris Dobbs, Shane Calvert, Rachel Smolinski and Kurt Rasmussen; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Margaret Wilkinson, Peru. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Griffin; four brothers, Lester, Richard, Loris and Robert Wilkinson; 2 sisters, Ellen Carter and Margie Crowder.

Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Tuesday, March 12, from noon until service time at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences may be sent on line to

Published in the Journal & Courier from March 10 to March 11, 2013 
Family links: 
  Lawrence Wilkinson (1892 - 1969)
  Gladys Marie Booe Wilkinson (1903 - 1979)
  James Douglas Calvert (1930 - 1987)
  Loris Wilkinson (1918 - 1967)*
  Richard Clyde Wilkinson (1926 - 1999)*
  Robert Dale Wilkinson (1929 - 2012)*
  Loreda May Wilkinson Calvert (1932 - 2013)
  Margie L. Wilkinson Crowder (1940 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Sherry Salla
Record added: Mar 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106491440
Loreda May Rita <i>Wilkinson</i> Calvert
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 Added: Mar. 11, 2013

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