Rita Ann Dworaczyk Longhofer was taken from this earthly life on October 27, 2005 at the age of 80 years and 4 months due to complications from a lengthy illness. Her husband Floyd was at her bedside at the time of her death. Rita was born on June 28, 1925 in San Antonio. She grew up in the Polish Community of Koscuisko, Texas. She attended St. Ann’s Academy where she excelled in the sport of volleyball and graduated in 1944. She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed as a young teenager. She served as acolyte at St. Ann’s. On December 7, 1972 she married her dear friend of 10 years, Floyd A. Longhofer. They recently celebrated their 32nd anniversary. Rita was a housewife by choice. She loved to bake and prepare meals. She was also an avid gardener and she shared her vegetables and flowers with everyone. At the time of her death she was a longtime member of St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church. In keeping with Rita’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. The family and close friends will gather for a private burial service at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Koscuisko, Texas in the near future. Rita’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the staff at Normandy Terrace SE for all the loving care they have given Rita in the past 2 1\2 years. The family would also like to thank Odyssey Hospice and Health Care Inc. for their continued care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that your memorials be made to Odyssey Hospice, 4415 Piedras Dr. West, San Antonio, TX 78228 or to a charity of your choice. To leave a note for the family, go to meadowlawn.net and Select Obituaries. Arrangements by Meadowlawn.

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  1. Dear Floyd, Thanks for taking such loving care of Rita for the past 42 years and most especially the last 2 1/2 years when she was bed ridden. We love you and will always be here for you. Love in Christ, Sister Kathy and Bob Godchild Donna and John Nephew Daryl and Crystal and Colby

  2. Dear Floyd and Kathy, Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the final tribute for Mrs. Longhofer. It is my job to get you through this difficult time as painlessly as possible. If I may be of further service, please call on me. Yours very truly, Craig Cates Meadowlawn Crematory and American Mortuary

  3. Floyd, I was so saddened to read about Rita in this morning’s paper. I had thought of you both so often but understood that you were not communicating with anyone. We all loved Rita so much and were wishing we could have seen her. I called Winnie this morning and we remembered her in fond ways. I also talked to Nora, and we all want to know if you would like for us to attend the interment in Koscuisco. Mary Ann and I were there last Saturday and put out flowers for Aunt Rosie as well as for all the others. I would like to talk with you very much, if you so wish, and my number is 692-1142.

  4. Dear Uncle Floyd, I wanted you to know that you were in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Aunt Rita is having a very cold ice tea with Lena and Bonnie, talking about what they want to plant this year. Love, Melanie

  5. WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR WIFE. WE KNOW SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. REGARDS, JIM AND SHARON BRYANT

  6. Dear Floyd, Uncle Floyd, and Great-Uncle Floyd, We are thinking about you at this time. Love from us all.

  7. Uncle Floyd: Aunt Rita is in a better place. Her physical pain is gone and she is above us looking down and having a glorious time. Please remember all of the good times you two had together on this earth and look forward to spending eternity with her in heaven. Love, Daryl, Crystal and Colby

  8. Uncle Floyd: We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Rita is in a better place and her suffering has ended. We pray God will grant you strength, courage and ultimately his peace. Love, Donna and John

  9. Uncle Floyd, Lonnie, Laurel and I send our codolences to you on the loss of your lifetime partner and the true love of your life. Please know you are in both our thoughts and prayers. May God send you peace and comfort as you journey through this very trying and painful time. Know that you were one of the most devoted husbands to Aunt Rita and your love for her truly showed.

  10. Floyd, We are so very grateful that you have such a loving, supportive family to minister to you at this time of your great loss. Our deepest sympathy, Ken and Ellen Henson

  11. Dear Uncle Floyd, I was very sorry to hear about Rita’s death. I’m sure that it has been a terrible loss for you to lose your best friend after so many wonderful years. You’ll need to remember the good and fun times that you had together – after all, that’s what Rita will have wanted. Hugs, Susan

  12. Uncle Floyd: I hope today brings new light to your life. Pray for strength and guidance in dealing with your loss. We are thinkin and praying for you. Love, Daryl, Crystal and Colby

  13. Dear Uncle Floyd, We are praying for God’s peace to be with you. Remember that there are so many people who love you and are here for you. Aunt Rita will always be with you…she’s busy getting a new home and garden ready for when you two meet again. May God bless and comfort you. Love, Sharon & Brad

  14. In quiet momements, when the hurt is hard to bear. May Love become your shelter and may the beauty of precious memories be your comfort. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Love Mike and Brenda

  15. Dear Uncle Floyd, Charlie, Clara and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rita will be greatly missed. Love, Charlie, Brook and Clara

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