Rosemary Antoinette “Rosie” Greeson, age 77, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital.
Rosie was born August 21, 1945, in Evansville, IN, to Hank and Mary (Rechtin) Greeson. She graduated from St. Francis High School in Kentucky. After high school, Rosie graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College majoring in Journalism. She was an active member of Sts. Mary and John Catholic Parish for over 50 years, where she sang in the choir and served on numerous committees, including Parish Council, Restoration, and Finance. Rosie received the Bruté Award through the Catholic Diocese of Evansville. She was extremely artistic, and she worked as a reporter and photographer in New Harmony. She loved teaching craft classes at the library and other places in the community. Rosie was an independent floral designer for Nancy Owens’ shop on Franklin Street, worked at Colonial Gardens, and was a purchasing agent for Koch Originals. Rosie was known as “The Shoebox Lady.” Every year she filled shoe boxes for the Good Samaritan Purse Ministry and House of Bread and Peace. She collected and cleaned stuffed animals for shelters. Rosie loved hosting Friday night parties every week, where they played Hand and Foot, puzzles and games, and enjoyed food and fellowship. Her hobbies include crafting, knitting, puzzles, scrapbooking, and she was the world’s best bow maker.
Rosie is survived by her sister in Christ, Marti Barrett; nephew, Brian Greeson, and sister-in-law, Julie Greeson.
Rosie is preceded in death by her parents, Hank and Mary Greeson; and twin brother, Guy Greeson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Sts. Mary and John Catholic Parish, 613 Cherry Street, Evansville with Father Alex Zenthoefer officiating. Friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until Mass time. Burial will be Private.
Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, including a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Sts. Mary and John Catholic Parish at 613 Cherry Street, Evansville, IN 47713, All Saints Catholic Parish at 704 N First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710, or St. Mary of the Woods College at 1 St Mary of Woods Coll, St Mary-Of-The-Woods, IN 47876.
Boone Funeral Home East Chapel is handling the arrangements and is honored to serve the family of Rosie Greeson. Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net
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