Rita Magdalen Van Roy

May 21, 1928April 11, 2018

Rita Magdalen Van Roy, age 89, passed away in Dallas on April 11, 2018 at her home. She was born on May 21, 1928 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to Jacob and Christine Seggelink Horn. Rita was retired from corporate America, after many years of faithful service to the JC Penney Company.

Mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday, April 19 2018 at 10:30 am in the sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Garland located at 950 Trails Pkwy, Garland, TX 75043 with Fr. Joseph Mehan, Celebrant. The committal service will take place immediately afterwards at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett, Texas.

She is survived by her sons and their wives: Howard and Gail, Jeff and Karen, Richard and Marti, and James and Alicia, as well as her daughters; Marilynn and Kristine and her husband, Brian McCready. Rita is also survived by her brother, Richard and his wife Carol. She is also survived by her sisters and their husbands, Marie and Bob Meyerhofer, and Linda and Marty Diedrich, and her 15 Grandchildren and 17 Great-grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online register book and/or leave condolences at


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rita Magdalen Van Roy

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Janet Wallace Avery

April 17, 2018

In addition to knowing Mrs. Van Roy during my elementary school years, I had the pleasure of working with her for two years during high school. Rita and the other 3 "moms" at JCP taught me about work ethic, customer service, lay-away, savings bonds and the United Way. We talked as we folded toddler t-shirts and corduroy pants on the tables while keeping an eye on customers. One of her favorite events was "Dress Carnival" when all the new Spring and Easter dresses arrived. Rita was always cheerful when helping customers and was the perfect role model for me and the other high school students who worked there.

Amanda Morrissey

April 16, 2018

Grandma came to see me perform as Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain. I always loved having her in the audience!

Amanda Morrissey

April 16, 2018

GG meeting her great-granddaughter, Makenna, in 2011.

Lisa Martin

April 15, 2018

James, I am so very sorry about the passing of your mother. I wish you and your family comfort and peace and strength as you work your way through this time in your lives.

Howard Van Roy

April 15, 2018

Our last 'family' picture as a group.