Archive for Thursday, August 2, 2007

Obituary: Rita L. Wurtz

August 2, 2007

Funeral services for Rita Louise Wurtz, 79, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary -- Eudora Chapel. Burial will be in the Eudora Cemetery.

Mrs. Wurtz died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 29, 1928, in Linn County, the Daughter of Hugh Leonard and Ruth King Johnson.

She worked for Burnett Instruments and was a homemaker. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Pleasanton and Eudora.

She married Albert Wurtz on Dec. 1, 1945, in Mound City. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Edwin Wurtz, Branson, Mo., and Larry Wurtz, Eudora; a daughter, Linda Holloway, Eudora; a brother, Clifford Johnson, Drexel, Mo.; two sisters, Carole Nation, La Cygne, and Wanda Cousin, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Four brothers, George Johnson, Arthur Johnson, Marion Johnson and Eldon Johnson and a sister, Shirley Smith, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel.

The family suggests memorials in her name to American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.

Online condolences may be sent to, subject: Wurtz.

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