Rita Marie Ouellette
Rita Marie Ouellette, age 92, of Salina and formerly of Clyde, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at her son’s home in Salina, Kansas. She was born on Oct. 11, 1928, in Clyde, Kan., to Albert & Lena (Couture) Lambert.
Rita attended Clyde schools. She married Thomas Leon Ouellette on Aug. 21, 1950, in Clyde. He preceded her on March 29, 1973. She worked at Deena's Cafe and also as a housekeeper at Park Villa Nursing Home, Clyde, and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, Tom Ouellette (Vicky), Salina; sisters, Delores Svoboda, Herington & Mary Lou Bramhall, Wichita; four grandchildren & three great -grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Linda Ouellette (Morgan); parents; brothers, Ronald, Donald, Joe & Jerry Lambert & a sister, Aileen Esslinger.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde, Kan., with Fr. Steven Heina officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Clyde. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Chaput Mortuary, Clyde. The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Salina in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.