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Antonia (Morales) Rios dies at 85

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Antonia (Morales) Rios, age 85 of Portage, Ind., formerly of East Chicago, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Danville, Pennsylvania.

She was born on June 13, 1926 in Canovanas, Puerto Rico to Pedro and Felicita (Casilla) Morales, both of whom preceded her in death.

Antonia was a homemaker, a minister’s wife, a prayer warrior and a missionary. She loved her family dearly and was a member of Vision de Dios Church.

She is survived by her children, Fred Rios of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Edith “Nellie” (Jessie) Olmo of Porter, Ind.; Judith (Charles) Rumsey of Towanda, Kansas; Nivia (Richard) Rivera of Wichita, Kansas; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Federico Rios and eight brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind., with Pastor James Portaltin officiating.

Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Ind. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted 8/3/2011