Rita Agnes <I>Ryan</I> Conkle

Rita Agnes Ryan Conkle

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 93)
Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia, USA
Burial Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia, USA
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Rita A. Ryan Conkle, 93, of Kilmarnock, died peacefully at her home on October 31, 2012. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Tatem Ryan and widow of Captain Allen C. Conkle. Mrs. Conkle was a member of St. Francis De Sales Parish, Kilmarnock.

Surviving are eight children, Rita M. Brett of Stony Point, N.C., Allen P. Conkle (Lois) of Limerick, Pa., Margaret M. McManus (Robert) of Phoenixville, Pa., Regina E. Jefferson of Raleigh, N. C., Rev. Francis J. Conkle, S. T. of Washington, D. C., Joseph P. Conkle of White Stone, Anne M. Conkle of Kilmarnock and William J. Conkle of Richmond; 18 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and a sister, Elizabeth Reifsnyder of Philadelphia, Pa. She was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Joseph, William and Paul Ryan and three sisters, Helen Griffies, Mary Mehan and Regina Pearse.

The family is extremely grateful for the love and care given to our mother by Donna Redford and the other angels as well as Hospice of Virginia.

Mrs. Conkle attended John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia, Pa. and throughput her life was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. She was the first licensed female purser in the Merchant Marines, a crossword puzzle enthusiast and took great pride in her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a. m. Saturday, November 10 at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. Friday, November 9 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. A Memorial service will also be held 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11 at St. Eleanor Church, Collegeville, Pa.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Missions, 9001 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903.

Obituary from Currie Funeral Home website, November 2, 2912.


She sang and danced her way through life. This legacy was bestowed upon her descendants and is their treasured inheritance.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100060046
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rita Agnes Ryan Conkle (20 Sep 1919–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100060046, citing Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church Cemetery, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by GJ (contributor 47117269) .