Rita Mae Barilla

Died: May 7, 2016
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Rita Mae Barilla (nee Copeland), age 81 of Brook Park, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016. Rita is preceded in death by John Mark, her beloved husband. Loving mother of Susan Sampson, Judith (Jack) Woodards, Mark (Jeanne), and Kathy (Steve) Kisel; Dear sister of Jean (deceased) (Earl) Rutzen, Irene Copeland, John (Liz) Copeland, Marilyn Copeland and Don (Anne deceased) Plefka; Cherished grandmother of 14; great grandmother of 10

The family will receive friends in celebration of Rita’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel, 14200 Snow Rd., Brook Park, 44142 on Thursday, May 12th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mary Queen of the Apostles at 11 AM on Friday. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery

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Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mary Queen of the Apostles Church


6455 Engle Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

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Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142


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Died: May 7, 2016

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Humenik Funeral Chapel

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Humenik Funeral Chapel.


Jack Woodards posted on 5/14/16

To my wife,children,grandchildren and all my family,
I know that loss is hard but I hope all our sadness is short
and all are good memories are long.

Love always,


Karen Keller posted on 5/12/16

So sorry to hear of your loss. May the good God comfort you in this time of loss.


JoAnn Woodards posted on 5/12/16

My deepest sympathy to all of the Barilla family. To the children and spouses for the loss of their Mother, grandchildren  and great grandmother for the loss of their Grandma. May she rest in peace.


Michael Barilla posted on 5/12/16

I am deeply sorry for the family's loss.

My favorite visits to Cleveland during the holidays always included a stop at Uncle John and Aunt Rita's where we watched and talked Cleveland sports, ate more than we could handle and I could look up to a bunch of accomplished older cousins coming and going with their families.


Michael Barilla posted on 5/12/16

Rita was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who always put family first. She will be missed very much by all. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Uncle Michael


Donald J Plefka posted on 5/10/16

I offer my humble condolences to my sister Rita's immediate family.
We had been separated by the circumstance of life until a recent
few years and then by geography as a result of my adoption many years
ago. But when we did finally meet a bond was felt and recognized.
She was of my people, bonded by blood. I wish I had known her longer
but it could have been no other way. May God receive her into her reward
in Paradise to be reunited with those who have preceded her and there
to wait for those left behind to join them in eternity.


Michael Barilla posted on 5/10/16

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Michael Barilla.

The Michael Barilla Family Expresses Sympathy for Rita Barilla's Passing.


Donald Plefka posted on 5/10/16


To the dear sister I have known for only a short but glorious time. Your big brother, Don


Jeanne McConnell posted on 5/10/16

Dear Susan, Judy and Jack, Mark and Jeanne, Kathy and Steve:

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom but comforted by the thought that both she and your day are looking down on all of you from heaven.  I have never forgotten how welcoming and generous your mom was to us.




John Chlysta posted on 5/9/16

Susan Marie, Judy, Mark, Kathy, and families, we heard from Jack about your mom's passing.  I'm very sorry.  I've loved my Aunt Rita and the gatherings we had at your place in days of yore.  God bless you and her precious soul.