Friday, April 20, 2012
Linda Frances Barry Klomparens, 63, wife of Robert Dale Klomparens of Mt. Pleasant, SC passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 after a courageous 33-year battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The relatives and friends of Linda Klomparens are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 23, 2012 in Christ Our King Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. ARRANGMENTS BY J. HENRY STUHR MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL. The family will receive friends at the chapel on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited.
Linda was born on May 19, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Rosebud Pearl Krawitz Barry and the late Daniel Barry. She was very involved with the RCIA program of Christ Our King Catholic Church for which she cross-stitched the "Our Father" for participants and candidates. Linda was the quintessential baseball mom and grandmother, and was deeply dedicated to her children, volunteering for their programs at Stella Maris School, and Bishop England High School, where she was affectionately known as "The Hot Dog Lady." She loved cross-stitching, ceramic painting, was a tenacious "Words With Friends" player, a dominos champion, "Catch Phrase" player, and looked forward to her marathon Saturday morning phone calls with her cousin, Kate. Linda was known for her desserts, which were considered unforgettable. She looked forward to her monthly meetings with her Monday Morning Girls. Linda loved anything to do with flowers and plants. She loved the holidays, time with her family, and cherished being "Mimi" to her grandson, Alex.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert Klomparens of Mt. Pleasant, SC; mother, Rosebud Barry of Olympia Fields, IL; three children, Kristin Partin and her husband, Eric, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Rob Klomparens and his wife, Whitney, of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Ryan Klomparens and his fiancé, Jessica, of Charlotte, NC; one grandchild, Alex Dreher and one brother, Daniel Edward Barry, II of Chicago, IL.
The family requests that memorials may be in Linda’s memory to the ACR Research and Education Foundation, 2200 Lake Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.
A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.