Rita Mae Shaffer
Cherry Hill - On May 8, 2021, Rita Mae (nee Beeson), age 93, formerly of Camden and Haddon Heights, passed away peacefully. Rita was born to the late, Norval and Rose Beeson and was predeceased by her beloved husband, Theodore Franz. Rita was also predeceased by her brother, Norval; her sisters, Mary and Louise and her grandson, Michael. Rita loved being with family and friends, and enjoyed helping other people whenever possible. She was a devout Catholic and enjoyed going to Mass. Some of Rita's favorite pastimes were a night out playing 500 rummy or especially bowling at the old Camden Lanes.
Rita is survived by her loving children, Logan (Gloria), Jeannette, Gary (Julie), Frank (Angela), Gregory (Carol) and Alan (Cynthia); 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Friday morning from 8:30 - 10:30 AM at Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 4th Avenue and Kings Highway, Haddon Heights. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita's memory to Samaritan Hospice Program, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19174-1425 or Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043.
Published in Courier Post from May 11 to May 13, 2021.