OBITUARY

Rita C. Mordacq

January 27, 1940February 17, 2021
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Rita C. Mordacq, 81, of Carmel, passed away February 17, 2021. Rita was born January 27, 1940 in Morrisonville, Illinois to the late Edward and Mary (Farley) Clavin. She was the youngest of nine children. She grew up and attended school in Illinois before moving to Carmel with her husband E. John Mordacq in 1961.

Rita is survived by her son, Tim (Trish) Mordacq of Westfield, IN and daughter, Celeste Wheeler of Florida; three grandchildren, Abby Wheeler, Kassie (Nona) Patton, Arena (Elias) Decena; and great grandchildren, Eric King and Spyder King. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 46 years, E. John Mordacq in 2006; and eight siblings.

Rita enjoyed reading, admiring several types of paintings, and was very social. She also had a love of food, and could bake the best Peach Pie. Rita and her husband were members of the Knights of Columbus for several years and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 4-7 PM at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel, 900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, Indiana, with a service on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM, also at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel. Interment to follow at Carmel Cemetery. Masks will be required to enter the building and social distancing will be enforced.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant St., Noblesville, Indiana 46060 (https://www.hamiltonhumane.com/how-to-help/donate/individual-giving ), or St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church (HELP Ministry), 17102 Spring Mill Rd., Westfield, Indiana 46074 (http://smgonline.org/ ).

We will be livestreaming the service on Saturday morning, starting at approximately 10:45 AM. The link will be available at our website, www.leppertmortuary.com. You may also visit our website to share a memory or condolence.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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  • Interment

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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C W

February 28, 2021

Mistakes cannot be undone nor can words be unspoken, but love is a bond that is forever. Today my heart is broken and I live with much regret,but never the regret of missing you everyday. Join Daddy in Heaven and rest in peace. ❤

karen koziura

February 26, 2021

As they say, "they threw the mold away when they made Rita."
She has been a friend for 30+ years and was like family. One could not have a better, more loyal friend than Rita. As much as I will miss her, I have a treasure chest of wonderful memories.
As I've said to others, I'll bet she's in heaven with John, family, & friends doing an Irish Jig. Maybe she's even playing the accordion.
Karen Koziura.

Rita Mordacq

February 25, 2021

Tim & Celeste so sorry for your loss. Aunt Rita was a very special and kind person. She will be dearly missed.

Love, Sally

Alice Hanagan

February 25, 2021

Rita and I worked together at Grenbrier Elementary school and Fox Hill, when she was caferia managerand I was book keeper. We both retired the same year.
We were good friends and shared much laughter together. I haven't seen her in a number of years.

Rest in peace, dear friend.

Alice

Sue Hankins

February 20, 2021

My condolences for Aunt Rita’s family and friends. I have only wonderful memories of Aunt Rita. She was always very kind and could make a person feel very special. Of course her sense of humor was a great quality that I always enjoyed when I would see her. Love you Aunt Rita!

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Biography

Rita C. Mordacq, 81, of Carmel, passed away February 17, 2021. Rita was born January 27, 1940 in Morrisonville, Illinois to the late Edward and Mary (Farley) Clavin. She was the youngest of nine children. She grew up and attended school in Illinois before moving to Carmel with her husband E. John Mordacq in 1961.

Rita is survived by her son, Tim (Trish) Mordacq of Westfield, IN and daughter, Celeste Wheeler of Florida; three grandchildren, Abby Wheeler, Kassie (Nona) Patton, Arena (Elias) Decena; and great grandchildren, Eric King and Spyder King. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 46 years, E. John Mordacq in 2006; and eight siblings.

Rita enjoyed reading, admiring several types of paintings, and was very social. She also had a love of food, and could bake the best Peach Pie. Rita and her husband were members of the Knights of Columbus for several years and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 4-7 PM at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel, 900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, Indiana, with a service on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM, also at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel. Interment to follow at Carmel Cemetery. Masks will be required to enter the building and social distancing will be enforced.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant St., Noblesville, Indiana 46060 (https://www.hamiltonhumane.com/how-to-help/donate/individual-giving ), or St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church (HELP Ministry), 17102 Spring Mill Rd., Westfield, Indiana 46074 (http://smgonline.org/ ).

We will be livestreaming the service on Saturday morning, starting at approximately 10:45 AM. The link will be available at our website, www.leppertmortuary.com. You may also visit our website to share a memory or condolence.