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Rita C. (Moran) Pumilia, 85

Posted 7/12/2018

Rita C. (Moran) Pumilia, 85, Wichita, Kansas, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Brookdale East, Wichita.

Mrs. Pumilia was born July 25, 1932, in rural Rush County, Kansas, the daughter of William P. and Rosa (Marak) Moran.  She was a resident of Wichita for four years, moving from Kansas City, Kansas.  A graduate of Mount St. Scholastica Academy, and Mount St. Scholastica College, both of Atchison, she was an engineer for AT&T before her retirement.

On June 4, 1977, she married Carl Pumilia at Reno, Nevada.  He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 2010.

Survivors include:  her stepson, Bob Pumilia, Pennsylvania; her stepdaughter, Linda Matchett, Pennsylvania; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, James Moran, Vincent Moran, and Bill Moran; and three sisters, Marcelline Wendling, Mary Ann Moran, and Jean Moran.

Church visitation was Monday, July 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, McCracken, Kansas.

Funeral service were also Monday, July 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, McCracken, with Father Eric Gyamfi officiating.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Heritage, McCracken.

Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Arrangements were by Janousek Funeral Home, 719 Pine Street, P O Box 550, La Crosse, Kansas 67548, 785-222-2517.