Born: July 26, 1935 - Deceased: November 28, 2021
Rosemary T., nee Mathey, Ellis, 86, formally from Palestine, Il, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh in Shiloh, IL. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
She was born in Peru, IL on July 26, 1935, to Alex and Mary, nee Diddle, Mathey. Rosemary married Burt A. Ellis in 1954 and moved to Kingston, NY, where they raised 5 children. They later moved back to Illinois, finally settling in Palestine, IL.
Rosemary spent many years as an office manager and bookkeeper. She was very active in her community, most recently she was a member of the Palestine Preservation Society and Home Extension.
Rosemary loved spending time with her family, reading, tending her flower gardens, and doing crafts.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband, Burt A. Ellis
- Parents, Alex and Mary nee Didle, Mathey
- Son, Burt P. Ellis
- Granddaughter, Faith Ellis
- Alex Mathey Jr.
- Robert Mathey
- Richard Mathey.
She is survived by her:
- William “Bill” (Paula) Ellis of Hutchinson, MN
- Shari (Tom) Sweeney-Sadowski of Anna, IL,
- Timothy (Tony) Ellis of Rochelle, IL
- Tammy (Ted) Dress of Belleville, IL
- 14 grandchildren
- 13 great grandchildren
- Sister in-laws:
- Carol Mathey
- Vera Mathey.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral: Graveside Services will be held Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, in St. Louis, MO., with Father Eugene Neff officiating.