DENVER, Colo. - Rita Wurth Owens, formerly of Kalida, died in late June in Denver, Colo. On Saturday, Aug. 17, her brother, Fr. Elmer Wurth, presently of Hong Kong, China will offer a memorial Mass at St. Michael's Church in Kalida, followed by the interment of her ashes in the parish cemetery.
Rita graduated from Kalida High School in 1942 and spent the next 70 years as a nurse in schools, hospitals and finally as the parish nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes in Denver.
She is survived by seven children, James of Minneapolis, Anne Stone and Nancy Renner of San Diego, and Kathy Tucker, Marilyn Preston, Jiana Pynes and Lisa Owens, all of Denver. Mrs. Owens was 88 years old.