Rita Julane Wirtz Clanton passed peacefully into Heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 7452 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, 76054. Burial: Private. Rita was born on Nov. 25, 1945, and was a lifelong Fort Worth resident and lifetime member of Riverside Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Rita was a retired school teacher's aide at Diamond Hill Elementary and loved helping children learn to read. Her passions were her family, her church, teaching children how to read and teaching Sunday school. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Clanton, in 2006. Survivors: Sons, James Clanton and wife, Penny, of Fort Worth and David Clanton of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Valerie Anne Clanton and Ryan Walker Clanton; and brother, Robert Wirtz of Fort Worth.
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