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Rita Laura Andersen

March 17, 1930 - October 3, 2016

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.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Shuler Funeral Home

125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm


Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home

125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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