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Rita Marie Young, 85, of Boonville, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday evening, December 21, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:00 am Friday, Dec. 26 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville. Visitation will be held prior to the mass at the church, from 8:30 until time for mass. Private family burial will follow the mass and a luncheon to celebrate Rita's life will be held in the church basement after the burial.
Rita Marie Young was born Dec. 15, 1929 in Boonville, MO, the daughter of Frank Stephen Zoeller, Sr. and Olivia Marie Klein Zoeller. She married Estil Joseph Young on Jan. 15, 1955 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rita graduated from S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic High School as Valedictorian and later graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS in Education. After college Rita retuned back to S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic School as a teacher and was a mentor to many students. She was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. Rita enjoyed reading, singing, playing cards and painting. Her family was most important to her as she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Frank and George Zoeller and sisters, Agnes Zoeller and Marjorie Love. She is survived by; her son, Steve Young (Sherry Broyles), daughters; Karen Gerke (Robert), Rita Ellebracht (Ralph), and Marilyn Kenney (Steve). She is also survived by her sisters; Frankie Potter of Washington, Sarah Twenter of Boonville, Dolores Foster of Colorado and Dorlene Weed of St. Louis. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren; Jason Gerke, Michelle Edmonds, Courtney Canine, Sarah Ellebracht, Jillian, Jeff and Brett Kenney as well as great-grandchildren; Aidan, Austin and Adallyn Edmonds, Daniel and Delaney Gerke, Lawson Canine and Teel Kenney.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to S.S. Peter and Paul School, 502 7th Street, Boonville, MO 65233.
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Published in Boonville Daily News from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2014