ORAN -- Rita Marie Ressel, 70, died at 2:06 a.m. March 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born April 20, 1937, in Oran, to the late Roman John and Marie Elizabeth Duenne Ressel, she had worked in St. Louis as a housekeeper at Cardinal-
Glennon Hospital and was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran.
Survivors include: one brother, Herman Joe Ressel of Oran; two sisters, Rose Ann Scherer of Benton and Luella Kern of New Hamburg. Also surviving are 105 nieces and nephews.
Two sisters also preceded her in death.
Visitation is scheduled at 5 p.m. with parish prayers at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church with the Rev. John Harth officiating.
Burial will follow in the Guardian Angel Catholic Cemetery in Oran.