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Rosalie A. Barrett

October 6th, 1938 – February 17th, 2021

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Rosalie Ann (Wilson) Barrett passed away at the age of 82. She was born on October 6, 1938 in Watseka, Illinois, the daughter of Ferris and Verna Mae (Dickinson) Wilson. Rosalie married Paul E. Barrett on October 7, 1956 in Chandlerville, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2012.

Rosalie was also preceded in death by her parents, one son Michael Barrett and one brother Richard Wilson.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Patrick Barrett of Saint Petersburg, Florida, her daughter Paula (and Mark) Pigg of Ipava, Illinois, two grandchildren, Dalton Taylor of Astoria, Illinois and Demi (and Jake) Leake of Canton, Illinois, two great-grandchildren, Aidan Taylor and Noah Taylor, her brother Rick (and Donna) Wilson of Clearwater, Florida and her sister-in-law Joyce Wilson of Titusville, Florida. She will also be dearly missed be her numerous relatives and friends.

Rosalie was a devoted Mother and Grandmother. She was a wonderful cook. She always wanted to get the family together for the Holidays. She was known for her kindness and always doing for others.

Rosalie was very involved in the community. She served as President of the Spoon River Drive and was the area representative for Astoria for several years. She also was a member of the Astoria Merchants Association. She owned a clothing store called "My Place" for many years in Astoria. She was well known for her sidewalk cafe every Summer.

After selling her long owned business, Rosalie worked at Astoria Gardens and Rehab Center.

She was a member of the Astoria United Methodist Church.

Rosalie's grandparents, Ray and Nellie Wilson, started their business, Wilson Famous Shows, in the early 1940's. Their carnival always played the Astoria Homecoming every September and in several other Illinois cities for years.

Services for Rosalie will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. David Little will officiate. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rosalie's memory may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Road SW, Lilburn, Georgia. 30047. Their website is www.Lbda.org

Condolences


February 22nd, 2021

Paula, Pat and family. Many years of such fond memories, laughs and vacations. Rosie will be missed my many. She touched so many people in her journey through life.
Love & Hugs...
DeeVon & Wendell

February 22nd, 2021

My sincere condolences on the loss of your momma. My heart goes out to you.

February 22nd, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time. Eric and Laurie Martin

February 22nd, 2021

Pat, Paula and family. I'm so very sorry for your loss of your Mother. She will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Tammy Moose Horsley

February 22nd, 2021

Rosie was a lovely lady. She poured her heart and soul into Astoria Gardens with her decorating and beautifying touch. She loved helping people. Thankful I got the pleasure of working with her.

February 22nd, 2021

Aunt Rose was an incredibly sweet lady. My condolences to my cousins Pat & Paula and the rest of the family.

February 22nd, 2021

Pat, and family I am so sorry for your loss. Keep your wonderful memories of her in your hearts, you are in my prayers❤️
Kim and Jim Talarchyk

February 22nd, 2021

Rosie was an amazing person. Always doing for others. My Aunt Betty Cassel and Rosie were great friends. Thoughts and prayer for you and your family. Donna and Lenore Boyd.

February 22nd, 2021

So sad for not only her family and friends, but to our whole community! She will be missed! So very sorry for your loss,Pat,Paula,Dalton and Demi

February 22nd, 2021

Mike and I are so sorry to hear of your loss of Rosie!! Our thoughts and prayers for All of your Family, Pat and Paula!! Rosie was a “Sweetheart” and I’m sure All of You have lots of memories of Her to cherish forever!! 🙏🙏 Mike and Peg Davis

February 22nd, 2021

Pat,Paula I am saddened by the loss of your kind hearted loving mother. She was a wonderful, selfless woman that I was privileged to call my cousin. She lit up any room she entered and made a lasting impact on so many. What a beautiful spirit she had. Rose will be remembered by so many for her caring and generosity. She meant the world to Aunt Betty and they are together again♡ Love you♡

February 22nd, 2021

Rosalie was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever known. I will always remember her laugh and her smile! She always seemed genuinely glad to see me and the rest of Pat's friends. She will be missed.

February 22nd, 2021

Sorry for your loss Pat,Paula and family your in my thoughts and prayers 🙏

February 22nd, 2021

Paula, Pat and family, our condolences to you all for your loss of dear Rosalie. We shared so many hours of laughs with her on our visits with Martha Vancil. Our excursions to Quincy to visit Martha were side splitting. Rosalie was a dear, sweet person with a kind heart. Alice & Wendell

February 22nd, 2021

I’m so sad to hear this. I always remember the times at your house growing up. I’m praying for you Pat and Paula. -Brian Pollitt

February 22nd, 2021

Mrs. "B" - Another Angel in Heaven. You touched so many,brought friends together and reunited those from the past. I know through all your love you gave - Pat, Paula all your family and friends will have the strength to over come anything. Thoughts and prayers all to all. Mrs. "B" - Thanks for always watching over us all and just being you!

February 22nd, 2021

So sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing. Prayers for you all ♥️
Dick & Stacey Meehan

February 22nd, 2021

Patrick, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Just know my thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

February 22nd, 2021

So sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing
May God surround your family with his comfort 💞
Sending our Sympathy & Prayers
Dennis & Cyndi Ratcliff

February 22nd, 2021

So sorry for your loss
Thoughts and prayers for all of you
Many precious memories we all have of her, she was a gem.
Avon Lady Bev
Gary n Bev Taylor

February 22nd, 2021

So very sorry to hear about Rosie! All my love and prayers to Pat and Paula and the whole family. She was such a joy to work with at Astoria Gardens and such a treasure for the whole community of Astoria.

February 22nd, 2021

So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. Georgiana and Alan Clemens

February 22nd, 2021

Rosie was such a special lady, who touched so many lives. Will always have fond memories of her and her sweet smile. Our condolences to all the family.

February 22nd, 2021

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you all. She was one of the sweetest ladies i ever known. Becky and Daniel Hamm

February 22nd, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Rosalie's family. I met her and Paul at the Bank Lewistown where I worked. We were friends immediately. Her smile was catching. Her many memories will be with all who knew her! God Bless Each Of You. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.

February 22nd, 2021

Hugs to you all😪

February 22nd, 2021

Pat, Paula, and family, I am so saddened to her of Rosie passing on. She and my Mom (Susie Moose), were good friends. I remember lots of time spent at your Mom's house, drinking green tea when I wasn't babysitting for you kids. There were always lots of laughs hanging around that table. I will keep all of you n my prayers.
Melanie Moose Gutierrez

February 22nd, 2021

Pat , Paula so sorry to hear about your mom. We loved having you all as neighbors. Have missed seeing her the past few years. You are in our prayers. Bob and Peggy

February 22nd, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet lady. Jan Aten

February 22nd, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. Steve and Sharon Musson

February 22nd, 2021

Pat,Paula,Dalton,Demi. Oh my how she loved you. I spent many hours with Rosie working on projects in her back room of "My Place". We had alot of fun. Then we worked together at Astoria gardens, when I filled in there and transported people. Rosie was an asset to the Astoria community, a hard worker. Her and her store have been missed for along time. RIP my friend. Pam Trone

February 23rd, 2021

Paula,Pat ,Demi and Dalton I am so sorry for your loss.Rosalie was a amazing person. She will be truly missed.

February 23rd, 2021

So sorry to hear about your loss, thoughts and prayers for all!! Marsha Thomas

February 23rd, 2021

Pat,
So sad to hear the news of your mom🙏🏼
Sue Vantassel

February 23rd, 2021

Some of my best memories of Astoria involve your mom. Her smile, her wit, her willingness to help others, her cooking, her sharing and caring heart are only a few of her oh so many attributes. We worked side by side when we were both on Broadway Street one door apart from each other. The fun we had and the many heartfelt conversations we shared. I have missed her and the fun she always brought to every occasion. To everything there is a season and Rosie’s time here on earth won’t be forgotten. Sincere thoughts to the family in your loss. She loved all her family, friends and community very deeply. I’m thankful our paths crossed. ❤️

February 23rd, 2021

Written by- Sally Trone Bair

February 23rd, 2021

Pat and Paula, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My deepest condolences to the family. Your Mom was a great person and I have so many great memories of High school with each of you and the time I spent at your house. Your mom was a great cook and always loved having people over. The last time I saw your mom was at the Astoria Garden's. My prayers to the family.- Kevin Haney

February 23rd, 2021

I'm so sorry!! Thought alot of Rosalie. She was always so good with my mom. Was glad to know her. RIP 💕

February 23rd, 2021

I was so sad to hear that she passed. She was such a beautiful woman and a beautiful person! Praying for you all.

February 23rd, 2021

Rosalie and I were friends from first grade through high school and we kept in touch since then. I was so sad to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person and a good friend. Lynn Hurst

February 24th, 2021

I have a lot of good memories with your Mom/Grandmother. Especially growing up. I remember like yesterday breaking both wrists on those darn monkey bars and your Mom running up the street with me holding my arms while both hands were swinging from the broken bones. Your mom was running faster than I could keep up! Lol. Our sympathies for your family. Brad & Tina Batterton

February 24th, 2021

So sorry about your mom she was such a sweet person we all missed her and loved her, Linda Derry and Family

February 25th, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. I have so many memories of her growing up. I think I spent just ad much time at your house as I did my own. She will be missed.
Alicia Lehman

February 25th, 2021

Pat,Paula and family, oh the memories of that sweet soul will be with me forever.. Heaven got a bonus today in your mom.
Love you both,
Patty Danner Kolves

February 26th, 2021

All the comments I have read were so true about your beautiful, sweet, witty, loving and full of life mother and grandmother. She was such a light that shone with brightness even in dark times. She gave all those around her a lift in spirits just with her smile and the twinkle in her eye.This world is a better place because of her. My deepest condolences to her family and all who knew her...she is missed and always will be.

February 28th, 2021

So many great memories of your Mom. My condolences to Pat, Paula and the rest of the family.

March 6th, 2021

I was saddened to hear that Rosalie passed away . Wishing her family peace and comfort during this difficult time . A dear friend from
kindergarten through high school and beyond . Vernice (McFetridge) Sloan .

May 10th, 2021

Just heard about Rosie's passing. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.