SPRINGFIELD – Helen Mae Rosa, 78, of Springfield died at 8:10 pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Heritage Manor in Carlinville. She was born July 27, 1932 in Springfield to John and Helen Prohaska Jacober. She married Donald Rosa on January 8, 1955 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a daughter Deborah Makahleh and a sister Evelyn Pettit.
Surviving Helen are her daughter Dena (David) Inslee of Chatham; son Donald Rosa, Jr. of Springfield; former daughter-in-law Lori Rosa of Springfield; 3 grandchildren Christine, Carl and Brian; sister Marion (Richard) Reinbold of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish ” Sacred Heart Church and enjoyed caring for her family and home. For 5 years she worked as a typist for Federated Funeral Directors and was a homemaker.
Visitation will be from 10am ” 12:30pm, Monday, August 16, 2010 at Sacred Heart Church with a funeral mass at 12:30 pm. Reverend Peter Harman officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Parish.
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