The Ottumwa Courier

January 17, 2013

Rosemary Terrell, 77, Keosauqua


KEOSAUQUA — Rosemary Jeanette Terrell, 77, of Keosauqua, passed away Jan. 15, 2013, at the Keosauqua-Van Buren Good Samaritan Center.

Rosemary was born on March 25, 1935, in Fairfield to Elmer and Gleda Bradfield Hixson. She married Timothy John Terrell II on July 10, 1955, in Packwood.

She was in nursing for 42 years and retired from Dexter Co. in 1997. She was a member of Easter Star in Batavia and Packwood and also of the UMW in Lebanon.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, Tim Terrell II of Keosauqua; five children, Becky (Brian Poole) Terrell of Birmingham, Pamela Terrell of Des Moines, Tim (Keeta) Terrell III of Fairfield, Dan (Evie) Terrell of Warsaw, Ill., and Mary Ann Smith of Unionville, Mo.; 26 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Bill (Judy) Hixson of Ottumwa and Sue (Mike) Vannoy of Keosauqua; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Gleda Hixson.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Behner Funeral Home; with Pastor Linn Garrison officiating. Her body has been cremated. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Services of Southeast Iowa of Mt. Pleasant or United Methodist Women of Lebanon. Cards and memorials can be sent to Timothy Terrell at 306 Chestnut St., Keosauqua, Iowa 52565.

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