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Rita Ann Sulzer Foster Pfeffer
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1919
Death: Mar. 6, 2014

Rita Ann Sulzer Foster Pfeffer, 94, passed away on March 6, 2014, in New Castle, Ind. She was born on Oct. 16, 1919, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Theodore J. Sulzer and Emma Hechinger Sulzer. She graduated magna cum Laude from College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a degree in dietetics. She completed post-graduate studies at St. Louis University, where she met her future husband, Ray T. Foster, who was finishing medical school. They were married and she worked as a registered dietitian at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis while Ray completed his surgery specialty before serving in the South Pacific in World War II. Rita was active in her church and community a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Church Women United, Mental Health Board, Medical Auxiliary, St. Anne Parish Council, St. Anne Liturgy Committee, St. Anne Bible Study Group and The Humane Society. She served on the boards of the New Castle-Henry County Public Library, Henry County Heart Society, and the Henry County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, the Advisory Board of Ball State University School of Library Science, and was appointed to the Indiana State Library Trustees governing board. She delivered Meals on Wheels for 20 years. She helped at Henry County Hospital's Auxiliary Gift Shop and served on St. Anne Prison Ministry and inmate literacy, well into her 90s. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Ray T. Foster, M.D.; parents, Theodore and Emma Sulzer; her sister; two brothers; and her second husband, Cletus J. Pfeffer.
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  Ray T. Foster (1917 - 1978)
  Cletus J. Pfeffer (1906 - 2003)
Saint Annes Catholic Cemetery
New Castle
Henry County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Sue
Record added: Mar 19, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126576793


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