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Rosetta Worster


Rosetta Worster, 81, of Alexandria, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at her home in Alexandria. Arrangements are pending at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers.

Rosetta was born in Alexandria, Missouri, on December 18, 1934, the daughter of Thomas and Violet Davis Mortimer. On December 11, 1949, she was united in marriage to James Eldon Worster in Lima, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2015.

A life-long resident of Alexandria, Rosetta was a member of the Alexandria Baptist Church and was employed at Sheller-Globe for twenty-five years. She was a very active member of Local #444, and served as the divisional chairperson. Rosetta was an avid bowler, bowling in state and national tournaments, as well as with her family. Her hobbies included reading and traveling with her grandchildren.

Rosetta is survived by her daughters: Arlene (Lonnie) Kinkeade of Keokuk and Judy (Samuel) Wilson of Donnellson;  her sons: James Eldon Worster, Jr., of Alexandria and George (Becky) Worster of Keokuk; her sister Janice Peggy (Robert) Conover of Kahoka; her three brothers: Laroy “Jack” Mortimer of Keokuk, Robert “Bobby” Mortimer of Keokuk and Raymond (Sara) Mortimer of Monmouth, Illinois; and her grandchildren: Gene (Lori) Kinkeade of Keokuk; Brian (Megan) Kinkeade of Keokuk; Kristopher Moore of Fort Madison; Daniel (Heather) Moore of Fort Madison; Jennifer (Ryan) Bourgeois of Kahoka; and Ashley (Shad) Manning of Agency, Iowa. Other survivors include her sister-in-law Deloris Mortimer of Kahoka, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Rosetta is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Tommy and Fuller Mortimer, and her sister Betty Miller.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11 AM on Friday, June 24, 2016, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers at 917 Blondeau Street, with Pastor Randy Ewart officiating. Burial will follow at Keokuk National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 23, from 4 to 8 PM, with family meeting friends from 6 to 8 PM, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers at 917 Blondeau Street.

Memorials may be directed to the Alexander Baptist Church or Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers is in charge of arrangements.

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