MOUNT PULASKI — Beulah “Rosalie” Blansfield Howe, 93, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL.
Roslaie was born on December 18, 1925 in Adair, IL. The daughter of Everett and Beulah (Turner) Blansfield.
Rosalie enjoyed cooking and baking, sewing in her earlier years, reading, working crossword puzzles, gardening, canning, playing Friday night cards with church friends, her church family and being with her family.
On July 4, 1944 she married Wilbur “Bill” James Roethe of Pickneyville, IL. They owned and operated a gas station and a real estate agent in Bushnell, IL until they moved to Salem, IL in 1962, later to Scottsdale, AZ, back to Salem, and then Springfield, IL.
On October 10, 1986, Rosalie married Everett Ray Howe of Latham, IL and lived there until going into Vonderlieth Living Center.
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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur “Bill” Roethe; husband, Everett Howe; son, Roger Roethe; son-in-law, Ron Holdman; stepson, Randy Howe; and stepson-in-law, Mike Altherr.
Rosalie is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Roethe) Holdman of Bonne Terre, MO; daughter-in-law, Connie (Mike) Roethe Smith of Shannon, IL; stepdaughters, Donna Altherr of Decatur, IL; and Linda (Larry) Roberts of Corona Del Mar, CA; grandchildren, Rodney (Kim) Holdman, Ryan (Cassie) Holdman, Ross (Kristin) Holdman, Rhett (Becky) Roethe, Reid Roethe, Megan (A. J. Dixon) Denison, Brennan (Katy) Roberts, and Courtney Howe; great-grandchildren, Lukas, Hannah, Ashton, Evan, Owen, Alaynah, Hunter, and Kolten Holdman; Sloan, Blythe, Logan, and Davis Roethe.
Services for Rosalie will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Latham, IL. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service (1:00-3:00pm) also at the church. Burial will take place at 3:00pm on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pickneyville, IL.
Memorial donations may be made in Rosalie's name to Latham United Methodist Church or The Latham Fire Department.
Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski, IL.
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