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A memorial service for Louise J. Rothfus, a lifelong city resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 5 in Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 875 Elmwood Ave.

Mrs. Rothfus, 86, died Wednesday (Dec. 26, 1990) in St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness. She will be buried in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

A 1925 graduate of the former Buffalo Normal School, Mrs. Rothfus taught for six years in Buffalo public schools.

She was active in the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, past president and treasurer of the church's Taylor Class, a member of the church choir, Vesta Rebekah Lodge 134, the Past Noble Grand's Association of Erie County and the Past District Deputy President's Association of Erie County.

She was also a member of the Abigail Fillmore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her husband, Rayber E. Rothfus, died in 1961.

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