Rosa Lee Vanskike, age 85, of Bethel, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, in Salt River Community Care in Shelbina, Missouri.
Born January 3, 1930, in Knox County, Missouri, Rosa Lee was the daughter of Orvil Thomas and Ruby Lucille Jackson Smith.
Surviving are three children, Russel Vanskike and Millie, of Shelbyville, Missouri, Linda Thrasher and Jerry, of Billings, Missouri, and Robert Vanskike and Petra, of North Richland, Texas, one sister, Mary Hull of Michigan, ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Vanskike was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Dorothy Muller.
Rosa graduated from Bethel High School. She was employed as a janitor at Bethel School until it closed and remained involved with the Bethel community center. Rosa retired from Cerro Copper in Shelbina, MO in 1995. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and spending time with her family.
Her request was to be cremated and no services will be held. Burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Community Center. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri 63537. Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri is in charge of the arrangements.