She was born in Tell City on January 21, 1921 to the late Frank and Ella (Birchler) Kleeman. Also preceding her in death is first husband, Warren Smith, second husband, Harley Craig; two sons, Wayne and Richard Smith; brothers, Jake, Albert William, James, Mark and Andrew in infancy; sister, Lucille Parker, Eleanor Donefhue and Theresa in infancy.
Surviving is her daughter, Brenda (Don) Quinlin of Brush, CO; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; sisters, her twin, Rosetta Thomas of Evansville and Ann Catherine Keller of Tell City; brothers, Charles Kleeman of Newburgh, Michael Kleeman of Denver, CO and Francis Kleeman of Troy, IN.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM CST on Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. There will be no visitation at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, Rosella had requested that memorial contributions may be made as Mass’s at St. Paul Catholic Church.