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 Thursday (10
Oct 1957) in
RobertLongHospital 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
Following graduation from Mt.VernonHigh 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 this evening. Requiem High Mass
will be conducted at 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.
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.