Billy “Bill” D. Rossiter, 76, of Cornell, died Monday, October 27, 2014 in the OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, Illinois.
A son of Frederick and Laura Lee (Hogan) Rossiter, Bill was born June 11, 1938 in Edina, Missouri. On April 19, 1975, Billy married Linda K. Jones in Memphis, MO. She died May 2, 2010.
He is survived by one son, Robert Rossiter of Kansas City, MO; four daughters, Laura (David) McCartney of Memphis, MO, Ranee (Billy) Cooper of Cornell, IL, Marilyn (John Leithoff ) Rossiter of Payson, IL, and Anita (Jeff Kovar) Simerl of Kahoka, MO; ten grandchildren, Skylar Cooper of Cornell, IL, David McCartney of Memphis, MO, Danielle (Shawn Andrews) McCartney of Memphis, MO, Constance (Alex) Clifford of Coatsburg, IL, Andrew Smith of Payson, IL, Elizabeth Smith of Payson, IL, Dyllyn Simerl of Memphis, MO, Jordyn Simerl of Kahoka, MO, Ashtyn Simerl of Kahoka, MO, and Reagyn Simerl of Kahoka, MO; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel McCartney and Zaylee Andrews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda; one son in infancy, William Leon Rossiter; six brothers, George, Raymond, James, Charles, Robert and Francis Rossiter; three sisters, Grace Swearingen, Mary Ellen Rossiter and Victoria Rossiter.
Bill worked for Keer Grain in Memphis and then moved to Pontiac to work for Interlake Steel where he worked for 23 years, retiring in 2001.
Services were held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac. Pastor Donald Leonard will officiate. Burial will follow at Cornell Cemetery in Cornell.