BELKNAP, Ill. — Roseanna Zimmers Allbritten, 89 years, a resident of Vienna and a former resident of rural Belknap, Illinois, passed away Saturday morning, June 9, 2012, at 5:35 a.m. at the Hillview Health Care Center in Vienna.
Roseanna was born August 30, 1922 on the Zimmer’s family farm near Vienna. She was the daughter of Andrew W. “Andy” Zimmers and Anna (Shetler) Zimmers.
Roseanna was united in marriage to Clarence Allbritten on May 18, 1951 in Vienna, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 28, 2005.
She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, David A. & Patty S. Allbritten of Belknap; 2 grandchildren, Max W. Allbritten and Allison E. Allbritten; a sister, Alice Langguth of Clearwater, FL; nieces & nephews, Trina Kozer of New Port Richey, FL, Mike Zimmers of Springfield, IL, Danny Allbritten of Vienna, IL, Nancy Dawson of Indianapolis, IN, Clairis Sparkman of Livonia, MI, and Sherry Bohler of El Paso, TX, and cousins, including an especially dear cousin, Anna Mae Street, of Vienna.
In addition to her parents and husband, Roseanna was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Zimmers, and 2 nephews, Eric Zimmers and Phil Allbritten.
Roseanna was a 1940 graduate of the Vienna High School and had attended Draughon’s Business College in Paducah, Kentucky.
While a student in high school, Roseanna was employed by Williams Five-and-Dime Store in Vienna. She later worked as a secretary for the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Roseanna was the co-owner and operator of Indian Point Farm and had assisted her late husband Clarence and son David in the operation of the family farming business.
Roseanna was a 50+ year member of the Prospect Branch of the Johnson County Homemakers Extension. Roseanna was a loving and proud mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time sewing, baking, canning, and making many types of handcrafts, including quilting.
Roseanna was a dedicated and faithful parishioner of St. Paul Catholic Church in Vienna. She had formerly taught Sunday School and had been a member of the St. Paul Altar Sodality.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday afternoon, June 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church near Vienna. Father Tom Barrett will officiate.
Interment will be in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Monday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. A prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1325, Vienna, IL 62995 or to the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 98, Vienna, IL 62995.