Rita Ann Wilkins

RITA ANN WILKINS (nee Malaska), 72, died peacefully, May 9, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born October 8, 1940 in Cleveland to Beatrice (nee Vosmik) and Edward Malaska. Caring sister to Mary Francis, Edward, George and Joseph (deceased). Lakewood resident for 48 years. Devoted wife of 50 years to Nick Wilkins. Cherished mother and very special Nanny to: Shari Wilkins (Michael Wood), Helen Harry, Alex, James, and Catherine Wood; Tracey Canale (John), Adam and Caroline; Nicki Wilkins (Tony Lang), Theodore, Beatrice, Henry, and Vivienne. Special niece to Lillian (nee Vosmik) Joliat. Beloved friend to all who were fortunate to feel her love, strength, and wisdom. Ann loved and cared dearly for all things in nature, carrying on the example set by her mother. This she passed on to her children and grandchildren showing us the beauty of a sunset and the vast wholeness of a night sky. Memorial services will be held at Rocky River Nature Center (24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, 44070) on May 12, 2013 at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rocky River Nature Center (Gift Development, 4101 Fulton Parkway, 44144).

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