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Rita C. Schaefer

Rita C. Knable Schaefer, 79, Floyds Knobs, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
A native of New Albany, born May 24, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Theresa Frie Knable.
She was a former real estate agent, independent insurance agent, World Book Encyclopedia area agent, and a part owner and manager of Bridge Liquors Inc. in New Albany. She was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and James Knable.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Edward A. Schaefer Sr.; four sons, Edward A. (Rusty) Jr., Mark, Dwight and Greg Schaefer; a daughter, Susan Kerber; a brother, Elmer (Bud) Knable Jr.; 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Prayer service: Monday, March 21, at Generations Funeral Home in New Albany.
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, March 22, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Pennies from Heaven program at Hospice of Southern Indiana or St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

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