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Mrs. Elsberry was a homemaker and had been secretary at Roger Fruin's law office. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church at North Arm, a member of and on the state board for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and was a member of and won numerous awards with the Edgar County Home Extension. Rosemary was very active in her community and her church.
Born Jan. 17, 1929, in Paris, she was the daughter of the late John R. Mattingly and Ethel (Dunn) Mattingly. She married Ivan Francis Elsberry Feb. 23, 1949, in the rectory at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Paris. Mr. Elsberry passed away March 23, 2006.
Survivors include seven children, Raymond Francis (Cheryln) Elsberry of Paris, Maurine Rose Tapscott of San Antonio, Robert Ivan Elsberry of Paris, Rita Ann Alexander of Paris, Teresa Jane Elsberry of Terre Haute, Lawrence Allen (Misty) Elsberry of Paris, and Michael Thomas Elsberry of Arthur, Ill.; two siblings, Janet Carrington of Redmon, Ill., and Richard (Janis) Mattingly of Dallas; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons; one daughter, Barbara Jean Lishin; five brothers, Francis Mattingly, John E. Mattingly, Leon Mattingly, Fr. Allen Mattingly, and Phillip Mattingly; and four sisters, Catherine Duzan, Loretta Fitzgerald, Betty Jean Zack, and Phyllis Waller.
The Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. CST Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home with visitation to follow from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church at North Arm with the Rev. Fr. Dan Bedel officiating. Burial will follow in North Arm Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to North Arm Cemetery. For further information and online condolences, please visit:
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