Roselyn "Rose" Rae Robeson, 77, of El Paso, passed away at 2:23 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal after an extensive illness.
She was born November 28, 1942 in Bloomington, IL to Leslie and Velma (Stull) Nelson. She married Norman Lynn Robeson on June 16, 1961 in Normal, IL. They were married for 54 years. He died in 2015.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving is one brother, Rodney Nelson of Peoria.
Rose and Norman farmed the family farm southwest of El Paso while she was employed at State Farm Insurance starting as a key punch operator right after graduating from Bloomington High School. Rose and Norman had an abiding desire for camping and they were active members of the Aliner Owners Club. One of their more memorable trips was a weeklong adventure traveling by covered wagon train in North Dakota. Rose and Norman served as docents at the David Davis Mansion and she served as church secretary at Grace Fellowship Church in El Paso for 15 years.
Rose is eternally indebted to her good friend and neighbor, Deborah Kingdon of El Paso, who selflessly cared for Rose for the last several years.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements. Cremation will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, 2730 County Road 600 North, El Paso, IL, 61738.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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