Rita WunderlichJanuary 10th, 2021
Rita Wunderlich, 72, of St. Peters, formerly of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. She was born on September 11, 1948, in Maries County, a daughter of Sylvester W. and Susie A. (Russell) Schaffer. Rita was united in marriage to Robert E. Wunderlich on November 14, 1964, who preceded her in death on April 18, 1996. Rita attended Jefferson City Public Schools. She was a dedicated wife and mother and stayed at home to take care of her family. Rita started her working career with McCurren Maytag Laundry. Rita owned and operated Honey Bear Daycare with her sister. She was then employed with River City Laundry until her retirement. She enjoyed reading and traveling. Rita was a very thrifty antique shopper. Family was very important to her and she cherished the time spent with her grandbabies and great-grandbabies. Rita is survived by her daughter: Christina Lorene Shelton of Russellville; brothers: Anthony C. Schaffer (Linda) of Henley, Dennis Schaffer (Barb) of Jefferson City; Roger Schaffer (Karen) of Jefferson City; sisters: W. Joan Hill of St. Louis and Brenda Harper of St. Peters; sister-in-law: Kay Schaffer of Jefferson City and Carol Wunderlich of Arizona; grandsons: DeWayne Shelton (Lisa) and Randy Shelton (Kristina); great-grandchildren: Cheyenne, Katelyn, Robert, Dallas, Savanna and Layne Shelton; step-great-grandchildren: Jacob Scrivner, Chelsie and Joseph Wood and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, father- and mother-in-law: Edward and Mathilda (Loesch) Wunderlich; son-in-law: Donald Robin Shelton; brothers: Larry Schaffer and Thomas Schaffer; sister-in-law: Rose Marie (Wunderlich) Lewis and brother-in-law: Alvin Wunderlich. Friends will be received from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at St. John's Lutheran Church Stringtown. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Whittle officiating. Interment will be held in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, St. John's Lutheran Church or the family of Rita Wunderlich. Arrangements are under the direction of WEBER-MILLARD Funeral Home, 13415 Route C, Russellville, Missouri 65074 (573) 782-3525. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.