Rita Laura Andersen

March 17, 1930 - October 3, 2016
Rita Laura Andersen

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Rita Laura Andersen, 86, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Born in Bennington, VT, she was the daughter of the late Ida and Charles Laverdiere. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Bert H. Jesmain and Louie Andersen, and her sister, Delima Grabusky.

Mrs. Andersen enjoyed cooking and was dedicated to her family. She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her daughters, Johanna Jesmain Ellsworth of Weaverville and Colleen Jesmain Djajadiredja (Dadang) of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Karrie Ridley, Dan Ellsworth (Terri), Chris Ellsworth (Brooke), Matthew Ellsworth, Mark Ellsworth (Jackie), Lelah Moore (Daniel), and Darren Djajadiredja; siblings, Priscilla Gilbert, Irene Flannigen and Peter Laverdiere; and ten great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 PM Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. A reception will follow the service until 5 PM.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3:00 PM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • October 04, 2016
    Leesa says:
    Love you

  • October 04, 2016
    Shari Benedict says:
    So sorry to hear of passing of Rita. I have many fond memories of her when I was a kid. Felt like family. Love you all!

  • October 05, 2016
    CSA says:
    Condolences to your family. May you receive comfort from the word of God during this time of loss. Acts 24:15 says there will be a resurrection of the righteous and unrighteous. Can you imagine the joy of Martha and Mary when Jesus raised Lazarus back to life?—Read John 11:21-24, 38-44. Revelation 21:3,4 promises that one day death, mourning, and outcry will be no more. To find out more regarding the hope for the dead visit JW.org and search "death".

  • October 05, 2016
    Sandra Hunnicutt says:
    Coleen and Lelah(all family) I send love and prayers during your transition period without Mom/Grandmother. ❤️