Rosemary Weisheit, 81, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton

She was born Jan. 15, 1930 in Winslow, to Fred and Mary (Hatfield) Brown. 

Rosemary resided in Princeton since 1947, moving from Evansville and was retired from the Gibson County Treasurer’s office.  She and her husband were founding members of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Princeton.

 Dad, the love of our Mother’s life, took her as his bride on Nov. 29, 1947.  Together these two good, strong people remained a loving couple for more than 63 years.  Mother and Dad shared their love with the six of us and together they taught us to be honest, to be willing to work hard to provide for those we loved and when needed, to sacrifice for the good of our loved ones.  From them we learned respect for our elders, to have compassion for others and to live a principled life.

Mother made a loving home for Dad and for the six of us.  She cooked countless meals, changed our thousands of diapers and powdered our bottoms. Mother healed and soothed our scrapes and bruises, nursed our illnesses, laughed at our stunts and smiled at our silliness.  She served our classmates as their “Room Mother” and welcomed our friends into our home.  Mother worried when we were troubled, was joyful when we triumphed and took quiet pride in each of us.

Mother loved us more than we truly understood in those busy early years and though we loved her deeply, we were unable to ever repay all her love.  And so, because she loved us and we loved her in return, we will miss our Mother. We are comforted by our memories of this special lady and by our certainty that she is at last pain free, at peace and will continue to watch over Dad and all of her family.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Weisheit; children, Richard “Dick” Weisheit and his wife Teresa of Owensville and their four children and seven grandchildren, Keith Weisheit and his wife Lori of Evansville and their four children and eight grandchildren, Kim Weisheit and his wife Debbie of Campbelltown, Ind. and their four children and two grandchildren, Debbie McDowell and her husband, Don of Spring, Texas and their two children, Brad Weisheit and his wife Carolyn of Newburgh and their three children and Scott Weisheit and his wife Denise of Corona, Calif. and their two children and one grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; and several brothers-in-law; and sisters-in-law.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Fred and Denny Brown.

 Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2011 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Karen McNeill-Utecht officiating.  Burial will be at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton

Visitation will be from 3–8 p.m. Thursday at Colvin Funeral Home.