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Rita Elizabeth (Plassmeyer) Mengwasser, in her 97th year and a resident of Rich Fountain, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at St Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. Rita was born on April 11, 1915, in Westphalia, a daughter to the late John H. and Mary Elizabeth (Loehner) Plassmeyer. Rita was united in marriage to Adolph C. Mengwasser on January 5, 1938, in Westphalia. After Adolph died suddenly in 1968, Rita raised the four youngest children still living at home. Rita was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish in Rich Fountain for 74 years and was a veteran member of the St. Ann's Ladies Sodality and the Sewing Circle. She enjoyed quilting, her flower garden, sewing and embroidery and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her eight children: Stan (Joan) Mengwasser of Chesterfield, Mo., Gerald (Liz) Mengwasser of Wentzville, Mo., Bernie (Linda) Mengwasser of Kalispell, Mont., Marlene (Jerry) Haller of Rich Fountain, Frank (Fran) Mengwasser of Henderson, Nev., Rita (Ron) Lamb of Fulton, Mo., Denise (Cliff) Aubuchon of Festus, Mo. and Cindy (Tim) Neuner of Rich Fountain; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three step- grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Thurman of Park Hills, Mo. and Viola Hodges of Westphalia; and two sisters-in-law, Sabine Plassmeyer of Westphalia and Marilyn Plassmeyer of Jefferson City as well as a large extended family of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Rita was preceded in death by: one son, Mark Mengwasser in 1972; a granddaughter, Lisa Mengwasser Blomberg; three brothers, Herb and his wife Esther Plassmeyer, Ben Plassmeyer and Tony Plassmeyer; and two brothers-in-law, Lynn Thurman and Forrest (Sheriff) Hodges. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Phil Niekamp as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Sacred Heart Parish School. Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO. (897-2214) www. mortonchapel.com
Services LocationMorton Chapel
- 911 Main St. Linn, Mo 65051
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