Rosalee Logsdon, 79, St. Elmo

Rosalee Logsdon, 79, of St. Elmo, died at 2:12 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2008, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Springhill Cemetery in rural Beecher City. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at Kessel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Memorials: St. Elmo Veterans’ Memorial Fund.

Mrs. Logsdon was born on Sept. 10, 1928, in Bogota, the daughter of Millard and Dolly Jane Parks Brackett. She married Howard Logsdon on April 20, 1946, in Vandalia; he died on April 18, 2007.

She was previously employed as a transplanter at Richardson Brothers Greenhouse in St. Elmo, and was a housekeeper for local families, as well as being a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and vegetable and flower gardening, and she canned the produce that she grew. She crocheted and quilted, and was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by daughters, Linda Brown of Loogootee, and Anita and her husband Jeff Logsdon of Farina; sons, Jim Logsdon and his wife Cheryl, and David Logsdon and his wife Martha, both of St. Elmo; brother, Sylvan Brackett and his wife Margaret of Newton; sister, Jewel and her husband Bud Eveland of Dix; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Cloyce and Dorris Brackett; a great-grandson, Patrick Bates; and a sister, Eileen Force.

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