Roseanna Zimmers Allbritten, 89, of Vienna, and a former resident of rural Belknap died Saturday morning, June 9, 2012 at 5:35 a.m. at Hillview Health Care Center in Vienna.
Roseanna was born on Aug. 30, 1922, on the Zimmers family farm near Vienna, the daughter of Andrew W. Andy Zimmers and Anna Shetler Zimmers.
Roseanna married Clarence Allbritten on May 18, 1951, in Vienna. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2005.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, David A. and Patty S. Allbritten of Belknap; two grandchildren, Max W. Allbritten and Allison E. Allbritten; a sister, Alice Langguth of Clearwater, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Trina Kozer of New Port Richey, Fla., Mike Zimmers of Springfield, Danny Allbritten of Vienna, Nancy Dawson of Indianapolis, Ind., Clairis Sparkman of Livonia, Mich., and Sherry Bohler of El Paso, Texas; 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 two nephews, Eric Zimmers and Phil Allbritten.
Roseanna was a 1940 graduate of Vienna High School and had attended Draughons Business College in Paducah, Ky.
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-plus 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 was celebrated Tuesday afternoon, June 12, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church near Vienna. Father Tom Barrett officiated.
Interment was in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.
A prayer service was conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to St. Paul Catholic Church or to the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Fund, PO Box 98, Vienna, Ill. 62995.
To share a memory of Roseanna or to leave an online message of condolence for her family, please visit www.baileyfh.com.