Rita Manninger (nee Stocks) peacefully on February 28th, 2013, at the John Parrott Center, Napanee.  Daughter of the late Rose and Harry Stocks.  Wife of the late Ted (1995).  Loving mother of Mona (Don) Bedford of Auburndale PL.  Beloved grandmother of Valerie (Randy) Eastman, Port St. John Fl, and Julie Bedford of Rye N.Y.  Great grandmother of Kevin and Kyle, Florida.  Devoted sister to Cynthia (Cy) Flavell of Bath and Alexandra Heath of Napanee.  Dear sister-in-law of Frank (Marny) Joe (the late June), Art (the late Mary-Ann), the late Marion (the late Byron), Dale, the late Mike (the late Barb), the late George (Mary) Manninger, the late Betty (the late Frank) Grant.  Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  Rita served in the Navy during WWII and worked in retail until her retirement.  A private family service was held at the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710.  Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.  The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at the John Parrott Center.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rita’s memory to the John Parrott Center, 309 Bridge St. West, Napanee, Ont. K7R 2G4 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  On-line condolences may be left at http://alexanderfuneralhome.ca

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