Mary P. Rosheim, age 86, died Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at Avera Flandreau Medical Center, Flandreau, S.D.
Mary was born July 24, 1926 at Flandreau to Harry and Leona (Fargen) Parsley. She graduated from Egan High School in 1944 and then received her teaching certificate from Madison Normal.
She taught country schools in Moody County and was married to Barton Rosheim on December 26, 1946, at Brookings. They farmed in Moody County until 1978 when they moved into Flandreau. She worked as a clerk at Foodland in Flandreau for more than 20 years. Mary and Bart organized dances at the Japanese Gardens for over 20 years. Bart preceded her in death on November 15, 2003.
She was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Altar Society, Catholic Daughters and the Pleasant Valley Club.
Mary is survived by six children, Jane Kirsch, Colman, Terry, Brookings, Tim (Debbi), St. Louis, MO, Veronica Rosheim and Cindy (Jerry) Hoss, both of Brookings, Charlie (Lisa), Flandreau, 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Lucille (Keith) Emerson, Philip.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Renee; four brothers, Ralph, Wayne, Paul, John, and two sisters, Mary Jane Reed and Patricia O’Dell.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated September 29, 2012, at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Flandreau with burial at the church cemetery.