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Mona Roselee “Rosie” Farris

Mona Roselee “Rosie” Farris, 70 of LaBelle, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the LaBelle Manor Care Center in LaBelle, Missouri.

The daughter of Kale Dwane and Dela LaVon (Lillard) Groseclose, Rosie was born on April 16, 1945 in Galveston, Texas.  On October 7, 1961 in Schuyler County, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Carl William Farris and to this union, five children were born, Corenna, Carla, Carl, Colleen and Colette.

Survivors include her children, Carla Lockwood and husband, Phillip of Baring, Missouri, Colette Merrell and husband, Steve of Canton, Missouri, Corenna Jones and husband, Troy of Brookfield, Missouri, Colleen Klingsmith and husband, Cecil of Unionville, Missouri and Carl D. Farris and wife, Lorie of Downing, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; one brother, Stephen Groseclose and wife, Anna of Lancaster, Missouri; nieces and nephews and other family members.

Mona is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ward Groseclose; one sister, Patricia Wheeler; two grandsons, Lyle William Lehr and Francis “Jim” Farris, and one great grandson, Lathen Yoakum.

While living in the Lancaster area, Mona was a cook at the HiWay Inn Restaurant in Lancaster, Missouri.  She also loved to do garden work, sewing, taking care of her family and helping her parents on the farm as much as possible.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri, officiated by Brother Kenneth Rush, assisted by Sonny Smyser.  Special musical selections were “Paper Rosie”, “Fly” and “Something In The Water”.

Memorials have been established for the LaBelle Manor Care Center Activity Department.  Burial will be at a later date as the body has been cremated.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to  Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.