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On February 11, 2006, RITA ANNA THORNTON (nee King); beloved wife of the late Edward P. Thornton; loving mother of Joseph Thornton and his wife Margaret, Rita Cain and her husband John, Catherine Kalista and her husband Joseph; dear sister of Catherine Brown and the late John King, Margaret Kirkbride and Albert King; adored grandmother of Donna, Julie, Teresa, Joseph, Karen, Michael and Edward. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook), on Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday, 10 A.M. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, (Govans). Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rett Foundation (I.R.S.A), 3005 Hossman Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17110.

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