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Jo Rosburg

January 6, 1929 March 13, 2018
Jo Rosburg
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Obituary for Jo Rosburg

Jo Rosburg, age 89, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Mayflower Community Beebe Hall.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community, 600 Park Street in Grinnell, with Pastor Len Eberhart officiating. Visitation will be held prior to her service beginning at 10:00 am. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Carman Center. Burial will be held at a later date at Sheridan Cemetery north of Grinnell.

Memorials may be designated to Grinnell Regional Hospice and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolences may be shared online with her family at www.smithfh.com.

Barbara Jean “Jo” Anthony was born the daughter of Ralph Ray Anthony and Helen Louise (Wheeler) Anthony on January 6, 1929, in San Jose, California. Her family moved to Brooklyn, Iowa, where she was raised and educated. Jo graduated from Brooklyn High School with the class of 1947.

Jo was united in marriage to Henry “Hank” William Rosburg on February 20, 1948. The couple was blessed with three children, Juanita, Marcus and Audrey. They farmed near Hartwick, Iowa for two years before moving south of Deep River, where they farmed together for 56 years. In 1970 Jo began working at Sig Manufacturing in Montezuma and worked there for fifteen years until her retirement in 1985. In their retirement years, Jo and Hank began traveling and fell in love with the Cedar Edge, Colorado area and resided there until 1997. In 2000, they purchased property in Winston, New Mexico and lived there until Hank’s passing in 2009. Jo moved to Grinnell to be closer to her family. She moved to the Mayflower Community in 2013 and has resided in Beebe Hall. Jo’s enjoyments included cooking, sewing, knitting and gardening.

Jo is survived by her daughters, Juanita Pfantz of Grinnell and Audrey Perez of Las Vegas, Nevada; two grandsons, Chris (Amy) Pfantz of Tama, Iowa and Kelly (Lori) Pfantz of Iowa City, Iowa; seven great grandchildren; sister, Jane Arnold of Florissant, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; son, Marcus; and siblings, Donald, Daniel, Warren, Roger, Thomas, Virginia Barton, and Marjorie Sparrgrove.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

17

Mar

10:00 AM 3/17/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Carman Center of the Mayflower Community

600 Park Street
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Carman Center of the Mayflower Community
600 Park Street Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

memorial service

Saturday

17

Mar

11:00 AM 3/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Carman Center of the Mayflower Community

600 Park Street
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Carman Center of the Mayflower Community
600 Park Street Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

luncheon

Saturday

17

Mar

12:00 PM 3/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
Carman Center of the Mayflower Community

600 Park Street
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Carman Center of the Mayflower Community
600 Park Street Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

Grinnell Regional Hospice

306 - 4th Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
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