Rita E. Verhoff (1923 - 2014)

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Rita E. Verhoff

West Des Moines, IA formerly of St. Louis, MO

Rita E. Verhoff, 90, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, IA.

Rita was born on October 8, 1923 in Argyle, MO, the daughter of Frank Schwartze and Anna Redel Schwartze. She was united in marriage to Herbert Verhoff on June 28, 1947.

Rita enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, quilting and St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

She is survived by her daughters, Sue (John) Windheuser, Mary (Steve) Esther; grandchildren, Sara (Mike Keener) Esther, Joe (Jean) Esther, Kate (Ray) Windheuser-Rodriguez, John Windheuser, Beth Windheuser, Ann (Matt) Billette-James; and great-granddaughter, Helen Emily James. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herb and her daughter, Barbara Verhoff Billette.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at St. David's Catholic Church in Arnold, MO. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will immediately follow the service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Bishop Drumm Care Center.

Special thanks to the staff of Bishop Drumm NE wing for providing loving, compassionate care.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 16, 2014
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