Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Rita H. Evers, 88, Burkettsville, passed away Aug. 13, 2014, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Cassella, to Clarence and Philomena Homan Dirksen. On Aug. 13, 1949, in Cassella, she married Edward J. Evers, who passed away, Jan. 19, 2014.
Surviving are six children, Jerry (Kathy) Evers, Englewood, Carol (Dave) Seger, Centerville, Dale (Joyce) Evers, Bryant, Ind., Dave (Barb) Evers, Burkettsville, Dan (Marleen) Evers, Burkettsville, and Nancy (Dan) Kremer, North Star; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters, Alma Schmitmeyer, St. Henry, Joann Poeppelman, Yorkshire, Louis (Sally) Dirksen, Pennville, Ind., Dennis (Judy) Dirksen, Maria Stein, and Marvin (Ruth) Evers, St. Henry; and five brothers- and sisters-in-law, Mary Dirksen, Uvalde, Texas, Clem Evers Jr., St. Henry, Greg Evers, Wendelin, Esther Evers-Wuebker, Fort Recovery, and Irene Evers, St. Henry.
Also deceased are siblings and in-laws, Herb Dirksen, Ernie Schmitmeyer, Esther (Orville) Winner, John Poeppelman, Helen (George) Wenning, Herbert (Esther) Evers, Harold (Ludwina) Evers, Florence (Anna) Evers, Clarence (Rita) Evers, Alfreida (Sylvan) Siegrist, Walter Evers, Henry Evers, Carl Bertke and Marian Evers.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, and its Ladies Sodality. She was a homemaker.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.