Rita F. Siefring, 79

Rita F. Siefring, 79, of Carthagena, formerly of Burkettsville, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Charles Center in Carthagena.

She was born on Nov. 22, 1931, in Yorkshire, to Joseph and Katherine (Walterbusch) Mescher, and they preceded her in death.

On June 17, 1959, in Osgood, she married Elmer J. Siefring, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2005.

Rita is survived by eight children and their spouses, Diane and Jeff Schulze of Fort Loramie, Lisa and Rick Schulze of Willowdell, Luke and Peggy Siefring of New Weston, Roseann and Harold Phlipot of Versailles, Mary and Ron Gehert of Versailles, Michael and Angie Siefring of New Weston, Christopher and Kelly Siefring of Burkettsville and Sarah and Troy Flenar of St. Henry; 26 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; seven siblings; a brother-in-law.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter; six siblings; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville.

Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery in Burkettsville.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home-St. Henry.  

Memorials may be directed to State of the Heart Hospice, 230 W. Main St., Coldwater, OH, 45828, or to the Center for Neurological Development, 78 W. Main St., Burkettsville, OH, 45310.

Condolences may be left at Hogenkampfh.com.