Rosalie Davis

ImageRosalie Davis, age 81, passed away on May 31, 2013. She was a resident of Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Ill.

Rosalie Jane Deters was born on April 14, 1932 to Herbert and Elfrieda (Vollbrecht) Deters of Eitzen, Minn., and was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ. Rosalie attended school in Eitzen and was valedictorian of her Caledonia High School class of 1950. She attended Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill, graduating in 1954 with a degree in business administration. After graduation she worked in Chicago for Harris Bank where she met Harley Davis. She and Harley were married in 1962 and later divorced. After living in Chicago and Kankakee they moved to Glen Carbon.

Rosalie worked as an accountant for General Dynamics and Peabody Coal in St. Louis. In her retirement Rosalie proudly served as chairperson of the Madison County Republican Party. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Edwardsville, Ill. Rosalie greatly enjoyed all of her travels, especially her solo trip through Europe in the 1950s, her trip to Asia and her time spent in the Florida sunshine.

Rosalie is survived by one brother, Garnett (Sandra) Deters and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Deters, all of Eitzen, and by her niece, nephews and great-nieces and nephew, Rebecca (Daniel) Kruse, Minneapolis, Minn.; Marshall (Michelle Carstensen) Deters, North Branch, Minn.; Nathan (Danette) and Emily and Erin Deters, Storm Lake, Iowa; and Graham (Kristine) and Luke Deters, Mendota Heights, Minn. She is also survived by her special friend of more than 20 years, Robyn Strang of Maryville, Ill.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Warren Deters.

The family wishes to express their thanks for the superb care given to Rosalie by her friend Myron Thompson, by Margie Huffman of Stepping Stones and the staffs at Cambridge House and Meridian Village.

Services will be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3277 Bluff Road, Edwardsville, with internment at St. Luke’s UCC cemetery in Eitzen at a later date.