The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 13, 2014

Rosalee F. Honeywell

GALENA, Kan. — Rosalee F. Honeywell, age 86, went home to be with the Lord at 9:02 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Galena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after several months of declining health.

Rosalee was born Nov. 7, 1927, in Baxter Springs, Kan.  Her parents were Charles and Myrtle (Whisman) Howerton. She had lived in Galena most of her life.

She was a great homemaker and mother. She enjoyed sewing and needle crafts in her spare time. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Galena, the Galena Womens Club, and the Tuesday lunch club where she enjoyed playing cards.

Rosalee was married to John D. Honeywell on May 18, 1943, in Galena, Kan. He passed away Oct. 25, 2007.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Eugene Honeywell on Nov. 22, 2011; and one sister, Charlene Morton.

Surviving is one daughter, Rose Ann Davis and her husband, Bill, of Galena; five grandchildren, Troy Honeywell and wife, Tammy, Andover, Kan., Tasha Abram and husband, Martin, Gardner, Kan., John Adams and wife, Shelly, Galena, Kevin Adams and wife, Vickie, Rogersville, Mo. and Bradley Adams, Galena;  and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. Pastor Jeff D. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena, Kan. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the funeral home.

She will be missed by a big family and a host of good friends and special neighbors Jerry and Karen Richey.

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