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Rita H Maasen

April 2, 1922 — September 7, 2016

Rita H Maasen

Rita H. Maasen, age 94 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Linn Living and Rehab Center.

Rita was born on April 2, 1922, in Argyle, a daughter to the late Stephen and Margaret (Boeckmann) Schwartze.

Rita attended Renneke Grade School and graduated from Westphalia High School in 1939.

On August 5, 1944, she was united in marriage to Ambrose J. Maasen in Coeur d'Lane, Idaho. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1986.

Rita and her husband were livestock farmers and MFA Insurance agents for 29 years retiring in 1976.

Rita was a member of St. George Catholic Church, St. Ann's Sodality where she served with the bereavement committee for 30 years and VFW Post #4756 Ladies Auxiliary.

She enjoyed gardening, needlework, playing bingo, always up for playing dominoes and a good card game. Rita was an excellent cook famous for her cinnamon rolls and homemade pies.

Rita is survived by: one son, Ron Maasen and his wife Carla of Madison, AL; one daughter, Judy Blank and her husband Doug of Siloam Springs, AR; seven grandchildren, Mike (Tammy) Maasen, Steve (Lynne) Maasen, Jason (Lisa) Maasen, Meghan Maasen, Kathy (Trey) Ferguson, John (Melissa) Blank and Karen (Josh) Filer; twelve great grandchildren and one expected in March 2017; one sister, Catherine Schwartze of St. Louis; a sister-in-law, Ruth Roederer of Mission, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by: four brothers, August, Frank, Albert and Bernard Schwartze; six sisters, Mary Koehne, Emma Hagen, Christine Renneke, Frances Steinman, Teresa Schwartze, and Sophie Schepker.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Daniel Merz as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. George Capital Campaign Fund and St. Mary's Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)
www.mortonchapel.com


SERVICES
Visitation

Saturday, September 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Visitation

Sunday, September 11, 2016
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Mass of Christian Burial

Sunday, September 11, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

St George Catholic Church
611 E. Main St
Linn, MO 65051

Interment

Sunday, September 11, 2016
5:15 PM

St George Catholic Cemetery
12th Street
Linn, Mo 65051

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