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Oct 11, 1957

Miss Rita Louise Ofer, 24, a charming Mt. Vernon young woman whose short life span had been plagued by illness of rheumatic fever and resultant heart complications died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday (10 Oct 1957) in Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis.


She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Damian N. Ofer.  Mr. Ofer is a city mail carrier.


The deceased entered the capital city hospital from her home at 529 college avenue on September 23 and responded well to treatment preparatory to coronary surgery but an embolism developed unexpectedly producing paralysis and shock.


Following graduation from Mt. Vernon High school in 1951, Mrs. Ofer was employed as a secretary in the office of Fuhrer-Ford Milling co., for four years and later by Farm Bureau Development Co., in the office of Attorney Louis Ritz in Evansville.


The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home where friends may call after 8 o'clock this evening.  Requiem High Mass will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Monday at St. Matthew's Catholic Church with Father Paul J. Ofer, of St. Mary's Church of the Knobs at Floyd's Knobs, Ind., an uncle of the deceased, as the celebrant.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Nearest survivors, in addition to the parents, Damian N. Ofer and Emma Louise Oliver Ofer are a sister, Mrs. Eugene Martin, Mt. Vernon; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ofer, Mt. Vernon and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Oliver, Mt. Vernon.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers