Friday, December 28, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Bauer; dear sister of Camille (Tom) O’Day, Emelia (Elmer) Richars and Mary Ann (Baylor) Kohut; dear step-mother of Jeane (Jack Meyers) Bauer and Jim (Dee) Bauer and Mike  (Patty) Bauer; our dear grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and great-aunt.

Rita enjoyed her family, friends at the Y, traveling and many years of teaching at St. Louis Public Schools and was a very avid golfer.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Friday, January 4, 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Marcus  Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the St. Louis Heart Association. Visitation Thursday, 4-8 p.m.