Rita F. Nelen-Hoover
Rita F. Nelen-Hoover, 91, Loretto RD, died Wednesday. She was born in Ashville, daughter of Edgar and Theresa Seymour. Surviving are children: Genevieve Soisson, Patty Semelsberger, Paul Nelen, Jim Nelen, Rosemary Adams and Rhonda Criste; 19 grandchildren; and sisters: Velma McElheny, Ethel Luther and Vesta Milne. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Lawrence J. Nelen and Albert Hoover; a son, Gerald Nelen; and six siblings. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at St. Monica Catholic Church, Chest Springs.