Rita Ann Klovanish
November 14, 1943 – March 28, 2019
Rita Ann Klovanish, age 75, of Temple, Texas passed away on Thursday March 28, 2019. Rita was born November 14, 1943 in Rochester, New York to Peter and Lena Fiorica.
A visitation for Rita will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Texas with military honors.
Rita served as a LTJG (0-2) in the United States Navy during Vietnam. Rita was a Registered Nurse and retired from the Temple VA Hospital after 47 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents Peter and Lena Fiorica and several aunts and uncles.
Rita is survived by her sons, Michael Klovanish and Eric Klovanish and wife Beth, grandson Kole Klovanish, several bonus grandchildren and numerous bonus great-grandchildren, also several cousins.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerstemple.com for the Klovanish family.
- Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Burial Thursday, April 4, 2019
Rita Ann Klovanish
Bob & Bev Wells
April 2, 2019
Michael. Eric, Beth and Kole...you are in our hearts and prayers for the loss of your sweet Mom and Grandma. She, your family hold a special place in our memories and heart. Your mom was a beautiful person, inside and out. Looking back, way back, we had many happy times together. Someday we will be together again. Until that time I pray you find peace, comfort and strength in Jesus. We love you! B&B. 💕💕💕💕
April 1, 2019
You are going to be missed! We had some wonderful times. Thank you for being such a great grandmother to Kole. We were so blessed to have you in our lives! Eric, Beth, Kole and Michael, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Marla
March 31, 2019
Rita was such an amazing person. To met her, was to love her and she was loved by so many people. Myself included. So very sorry for your loss Klovanish family. She talked about the love of her family. ESP her boys often (Micheal and Eric. Plus her bonus dtg Beth. ). My heart breaks for you all. Sending love and prayers to you
Favorite memory of Ms Rita was Bringing her a beef on weck. . She hadn’t eaten one in over 50 plus yrs. the last time was in Buffalo New York. She loved it.
So This native New Yorker was sweet as she was tough. Her smile and gentle disposition would light up a room. She was such mentor to fellow nurses. We shared many nursing stories in the past. Plus a few romance novels and mysteries.
Rita was a caregiver. With a caregivers heart. Thank you for all the TLC given to your patients. Friends and family. God bless you Nurse Rita. Till we meet again my friend. Heart lynne.
March 29, 2019
So sadden to hear about the loss of such a wonderful woman. She was a great mentor and will be missed tremendously. My deepest condolences to the family. Fly high, Nurse!