ADVANCE -- Rita Regina Kenkel Koechner, 80, died July 25, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center.
Born March 17, 1925, in Advance, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Weber Kenkel, she had been a school teacher for nine years at Leopold and Oran schools. She was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance.
In 1953, she married Joe Koechner who preceded her in death on May 20, 1963.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Walter Kenkel; and two sisters, Bertha Kenkel and Leona Kenkel.
Survivors include: three sons, Joe Koechner, James Koechner and Kevin Koechner of Advance; one daughter, Mary Ann McCoy of Dexter; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance with rosary and parish prayers at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance with the Rev. David Dohogne officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Advance.