Rita Ann Schaefer, 60 of St. Martins, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020.
Rita was born on August 12, 1959, in Linn Missouri, the 7th child of Joseph and Ida (Ruettgers) Schaefer, who proceeded her in death.
Rita was a 1977 graduate from Helias High School and was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church. She worked for Capitol Region Medical Center for over 30 years, and various health agencies over the years before her health forced her into early retirement.
Rita enjoyed being around family, especially her many nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Rita loved her dogs Midnight and Lucky. She also enjoyed reading, making puzzles, eating out, and the Cardinals. She liked spending time with her friends from the apartments.
Rita is survived by brothers Dan and Mark (Mary) of Jefferson City, Greg (Marla) of New Bloomfield, and Roch (Jada) of St. Martins, sisters Mary (Sam) Vogel of Gravois Mills and Monica (Dan) Smith of Leawood, KS.
Besides her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her sister in law Judy (Monroe) Schaefer.
Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020, at St. Martin Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Jones officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Martin Catholic Cemetery.
Donations can be made in her name to the St. Martin Parish or the American Diabetes Association.
The general public is welcome to attend the services while following social distancing guidelines. Please stay 6 feet apart and avoid close contact. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to wear personal masks or other personal protective equipment while in attendance.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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