Rosettie Allison, daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Esty Leoma Bryeans Lamastus, was born Feb. 7, 1918, in Beech Corner, Mo., and passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark., at the age of 91 years.
On April 25, 1934, in Paragould, she married Norvie Lee Allison, who preceded her in death on June 16, 1992. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carline Allison; a brother, Harold Lamastus and two sisters, Deliah Williams and Lillian Lamastus.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Owen Allison and wife, Linda, of Ellisville, Mo., and Norvie Dewayne Allison and wife, Kathleen, of O'Fallon, Mo.; four daughters, Deborah Darlene Lanier and husband, Mike, of Rector, Ark., Dronda Oteen Payne and husband, Wesley, of Memphis, Tenn., Charlotte Marylan Thompson and husband, Larry, of New Port Richey, Fla., and Amanda Gerdes and husband, Marvin, of Litch Field, Ill.; one brother, Dallas Lamastus, of St. Ann, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 3, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at the First Assembly of God Church in Senath with Pastor Chuck Clark officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Greg Gibson, Wally Brown, Floyd Britton, John Wilcox, Leon Wilcox, Mitchell Smith, Lester Gene Smith and Junior Vaughn.