Rosanna Marie (Hernandez) Hathaway, daughter of Kathy (Lofland) Lewis and the late Simon Hernandez, was born August 18, 1984, in Santa Paula, California, and passed away suddenly September 4, 2020, at her home in Plato, Missouri. She was 36 years and 18 days of age.
Rosanna spent summers visiting her grandparents and volunteering with them at Texas County Food Pantry before moving to Houston, Missouri, around the age of 12. She graduated from Houston High School in 2002. From an early age, Rosanna displayed a tenacious work ethic, taking great pride in everything she was involved in. She participated in many clubs and activities throughout junior high and high school. In 2007, she graduated from Truman State University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. During college, she was able to travel abroad, visiting many places throughout Europe.
Rosanna married Jason Hathaway July 20, 2013, in Plato, Missouri.
Rosanna was a very hard worker. She had worked for AmeriCorps in Hartville, Resource Conservation and Development Councils in Houston, Mountain Grove News Journal and Precision Graphics, and as an event coordinator for Big Country 99. At the time of her passing, she was working as the Cabool Area Chamber of Commerce director. Rosanna was always busy and was involved in many graphic design endeavors throughout the area. She was also the Roby Citizen’s Center Board president and gave endless hours to bettering her community and the communities where she worked.
She was a very talented event hostess and organized countless benefit events. She loved to cook for her family and friends and for the various events she was involved in. She always greatly enjoyed attending her nieces’ and nephews’ sporting events.
Rosanna embodied the heart of a servant leader. She loved people and lived her life to help those around her and to make her part of the world a better place. In her spare time, she loved being outside with her miniature donkeys, Kong and Kandy. There is truly no way to put into words all that she did in her 36 years. We were all blessed to have Rosanna in our lives.
Rosanna was preceded in death by her grandparents; her father, Simon Hernandez; and her father-in-law, Jim Hathaway.
She is survived by her husband, Jason Hathaway of their home in Plato, Missouri; her mother and stepfather, Kathy Lewis and Pablo Camarillo, of Houston, Missouri; her stepdaughters, Macy Maxey and Rachel Hathaway; her siblings, Michael Hernandez of Santa Paula, California, Christina Black and husband David of Suisun City, California, Jason Hernandez of Santa Paula, California, and Matthew Kays and wife Andrea of Elizabeth, Arkansas; one stepbrother, Christopher Camarillo and one stepsister, Joanna Camarillo, both of Houston, Missouri; her brother-in-law, Chris Hathaway and wife Amy of Plato, Missouri; her sisters-in-law, Shelly Hathaway of Plato, Missouri, Susan Shrode and husband Wesley of Manes, Missouri, and Stacy Fletcher and husband Toby, and Sherelle Hathaway, all of Plato, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, other family, and many, many neighbors and friends who will dearly miss her.
Visitation was held Monday, September 7, 2020, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Plato Christian Church with Rev. Javan Shrode officiating. Song selections were “Lead Me Home,” “Dreaming My Dreams With You,” and “Keep On The Sunny Side” sung by Conner Hathaway, Jasiah Shrode, Javan Shrode, and Jade Moore. Dustin Homer, Caleb Cantrell, Nathan Todd, Rocky Gilbert, Brian Dietz, and Braeden Kuhn served as pallbearers. Burial was in Stark Cemetery, Plato, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roby Citizen’s Center in care of the funeral home.