Mary Rose (Emmert) Hunter, 96, of Haubstadt, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Golden Living Center-Woodbridge in Evansville

Mary Rose was born Sept. 18, 1913 in Haubstadt, the eldest child of the late Peter and Elnora (Schaefer) Emmert

Mary Rose retired from Potter & Brumfield in Princeton after 25 years.  She worked in the White Room at the plant making relays for such projects as the moon landing, of which she is very proud.  She was active in the union and held office for that effort during those years.  She was also a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II, making bombsights for the war effort in Indianapolis.  She was active in Girl Scouts and the Haubstadt band boosters when her daughters were young.

She was a devoted to her faith and was a lifetime member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of Daughters of Isabella Circle 151, Right to Life of Gibson County and The Oblates of St. Benedict.

Mary Rose is survived by her two daughters, Ann (Tom) Minnis of Haubstadt, Terry (Dan) Schultz of Newburgh;  sisters; Sister Mercedes Emmert, O.S.B. of Ferdinand, Sister Emily Emmert, O.S.B. of Beech Grove, Ruth Lee (Walter) Rietman of Haubstadt;  two brothers, Roger (Velcia) Emmert of Haubstadt, Robert (Bonnie) Emmert of Ferdinand; two sisters-in-law, Fae Emmert, Elizabeth Emmert; cousins, Father Hilary Meny, Renilda (Jack) Kissel all of Haubstadt; grandchildren, Patrick (Brenda) Minnis, Joanie (Rob) Lutrell, Paul (Monica) Minnis, Philip (Shannon) Minnis, Rob (Sherri) Dewig, Katie (Kirk) Harper, Joe (Tracy) Dewig, Susanna Dewig and Luke Dewig; and 18 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by three and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Paul of Sandusky, Ohio, John (and John’s wife, Anne) of San Antonio, Texas and Edwin Bernard “Bernie” Emmert of Haubstadt.

 A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic with Father Tony Ernst as  the celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 7:15 p.m.  Friends may also call Tuesday from 9 a.m. until Mass time at the church.

 The family would also like to express their sincere gratitude to Golden Living Center-Woodbridge and Aseracare Hospice for the care given their mother.