Clara Litzler

Sunday, June 17, 2012

LONGVIEW, Texas -- Clara Litzler, 85, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died June 15, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.

Born Oct. 13, 1926, at Essex, Mo., to the late Thomas and Bernice Johnson Parkinson, she was a homemaker and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter.

On Dec. 27, 1941, at Malden, Mo., she married Leonard Leo Litzler, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1988.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Larry Ray Litzler; one daughter, Ruth Middendoff; three brothers, Arthur Parkinson, Charles Gus Parkinson and Leroy Parkinson; and one sister, Ethel Young.

Survivors include: one son, Bill Litzler of North Port, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Sneed of Ecru, Miss., and Judy Barnes of Longview; one brother, Mel Johnson of Birch Run, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter with parish prayers at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter with the Rev. David Dohogne officiating.

Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.