Rita Kaverman
Rita Kaverman

Sept. 21, 1919-Nov. 28, 2019

DELPHOS — Rita Rose Kaverman, 100, of Delphos passed away Thursday at Elmcroft of Lima.

She was born Sept. 21, 1919, in Lima to Ferdinand and Anna (Schwinnen) Suever, who preceded her in death. On April 20, 1940, she married John Kaverman, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2000.

Rita is survived by a son, Ken (Beulah) Kaverman of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; two daughters, Jan (Mike) Odenweller of Delphos and Patty Keller of Lima; a brother, Irvin Suever of Delphos; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Kaverman; brothers, Herman Suever, Virgil Suever, Ralph Suever and Clarence Suever; three sisters, Anna Lause, Coletta Lause and Imelda Knueve; a grandson, Dan Kaverman; and her son-in-law, John Keller.

Rita was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In her early years, she had worked at Krey Packing and the Delphos Cigar factory. After she and John retired, they cleaned the offices for many years at Kill Brothers. She loved to play bingo. Rita was an accomplished violinist and pianist, even though she couldn’t read sheet music, just hum a tune and she would take it from there. She enjoyed entertaining the residents of Elmcroft with her portable keyboard.

A funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Monday at Weber Funeral Home, Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Parish Foundation or Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, Columbus.

Online condolences may be shared at weberfh.net