Mary Rita (Aunt Ree) Steiner, age 91, of Orland Park, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2021 with her loving family at her side.
Mary is the loving wife of the late John “Jack” Steiner; devoted daughter to the late Thomas and Anne Hosty Murphy; cherished sister to Virginia A.(the late Patrick Jr.) Laughran; treasured Aunt to Patrick (Carolyn Sue) Laughran and Colleen Laughran Lusk; Great-Aunt to Patricia (Tyler) Lusk Renn, Kyle (Rachel) Lusk, MollyMaeve Lusk, Amanda (Ryan) Presern, Lydia (Marco) Loureiro, Sara (David) Carlson; Great-Great Aunt to Anna, Maia, Estela, Phoebe, and Zoe; beloved cousin to many.
Mary Rita earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, where she met and fell in love with her future husband of 50 years, Jack Steiner, while he was a student at Marquette University. She was an elementary reading specialist for the Chicago Public Schools for over 35 years. Mary Rita enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the United States and Europe.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm at Brady-Gill Funeral Home. Visitation on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to time of her prayers at 9:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, July 19, 2021 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, Orland Park. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery.
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