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Rita H. Evers, age 88, of Burkettsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. She was born November 13, 1925 in Cassella, to the late Clarence & Philomena (Homan) Dirksen. On August 13, 1949 she married Edward J. Evers, in Cassella, and he passed away, January 19, 2014. She is survived by six children, Jerry & Kathy Evers of Englewood, Carol & Dave Seger of Centerville, Dale & Joyce Evers of Bryant, IN, Dave & Barb Evers and Dan & Marleen Evers all of Burkettsville and Nancy & Dan Kremer of North Star, 19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Alma Schmitmeyer of St. Henry, Joann Poeppelman of Yorkshire, Louis & Sally Dirksen of Pennville, IN, Dennis & Judy Dirksen of Maria Stein, Marvin & Ruth Evers of St. Henry and in-laws, Mary Dirksen of Uvalde, TX, Clem Evers Jr. of St. Henry and Greg Evers of Wendelin, Esther Evers-Wuebker of Ft. Recovery, and Irene Evers of St. Henry. She was preceded in death by siblings and in-laws, Herb Dirksen, Ernie Schmitmeyer, Esther & Orville Winner, John Poeppelman, Helen & George Wenning, Herbert & Esther Evers, Harold & Ludwina Evers, Florence & Anna Evers, Clarence & Rita Evers, Alfreida & Sylvan Siegrist, Walter Evers, Henry Evers, Carl Bertke, and Marian Evers. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, its Ladies Sodality and she was a homemaker. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, August 18, 2014 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.