Rosemary Reiners, 81, was born January 18, 1931 in Graymont, Illinois, the second daughter of Donald and Alice (Mae) Eisele. She passed away December 13, 2012 at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Missouri, following a short illness.
She was raised on their family farm near Graymont, where she attended school and graduated high school. Rosemary married Eldon Reiners July 24, 1949 in Graymont, and to this union four children were born, James, Timothy, Gary and Kimberly.
Life as a couple began the day they took their marriage vows, where they spent every day working side by side, together building their dream. Where you saw one, there you saw the other, whether it was building fence, cutting wood or attending tractor shows. She and Eldon even made a few trips to retrieve tractors they had purchased, making enjoyable memories and stories to share with their family.
Eldon and Rosemary’s dream was to own a farm and they achieved that dream. They wanted a place to raise their children and their children’s families. Rosemary’s greatest joy was her family; she was always a fun-loving and sometimes mischievous lady who was never too proud to play with her children and grandchildren. She also loved flowers of all kinds. Rosemary had many special dogs that she loved greatly through the years.
In 1978, Rosemary and Eldon began square dancing. They loved to do old-time and western square dancing. They danced together for 18 years and made many wonderful friends. Music was also a big part of the family activities where Rosemary would play the organ for the family.
Rosemary and Eldon loved going to tractor shows; they attended the big one in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa at least three times. They attended farm fests in Springfield and Cabool, Missouri, where she never missed one, going since they began 20 years ago. They also went to John Deere Days as many times as they could, where she won many nice door prizes.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Eldon of their home in Bucyrus, Missouri; her children, Jim Reiners and wife Marjorie of Mtn. View, Missouri, Tim Reiners and wife Judy of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, Gary Reiners and his wife Kandy of Success, Missouri, and Kim Armstrong and husband Luie of Neosho, Missouri; grandchildren Frank Harris and wife Shelly, Brandi Olson and husband Ross, Chris Reiners and wife Malori, Melissa Aldridge and husband Mark, Anna Reiners, Becky Cunningham and husband Daniel, Scott Dobson and wife Sabrina, and Kevin Dobson and wife Angie; great-grandchildren Maddox and Morgan Aldridge, Dakota and Austin Olson, and Austin, Ryan, Schylar, Sydney, Seth and Shane Dobson; and one sister, Donna Meeker of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Rosemary was a wonderful and giving, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend. She greatly enjoyed people and life and will be greatly missed by her family, friends and community.
Services were Monday, December 17, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in Hickory Ridge Baptist Church. Pastor Dewayne Weber officiated with burial in Jackson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Murray Volk, Bobby Dailing, Mark Aldridge, Lonnie Warner, Snapper Harris and Cheyenne Revelle. Family requests donations be made to Jackson Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.