Rose Mary 'Rosie' Benz
Rose Mary "Rosie" Benz, 93, of Quincy died Friday, January 12, 2018, at Blessing Hospital. She was born June 4, 1924, in Quincy, a daughter of Elmer and Coletta (Wellman) Maas. Rosie married Edward Benz on June 16, 1945, in St. Anthony Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1967.
Rosie was a wonderful wife and mother. She made her livelihood on the family farm including raising chickens and selling eggs, affectionately known as the "egg lady". She was a true testament of unwavering faith, family focus, and an untiring, service-oriented work ethic to all who knew and loved her. She was a lifelong member of Saint Anthony parish where she was active in the Ladies Society and Quilting group.
Rosie is survived by her children: Ruth Bange, Helen Terstriep and her husband, John, George Benz and his wife, Leah, of Quincy, Margie Terwelp and her husband, Randy, of Payson, Roger Benz and his wife, Tawny, Sharon Mitten and her husband, Terry, of Quincy, Alice Barbour and her husband, Rick, of Morton, Jane Albsmeyer and her husband, Jerry, of Macomb, Carol Allen and her husband, Doug, John Benz and his wife, Sheila, of Quincy, Karen Lewis and her husband, Stan, of Normal and Dr. Robert Benz and his wife, Denise, of Fort Collins, Colo.
HER GRANDCHILDREN: Steve Bange and his wife Sara, Sara Gentle and her husband Mike, Greg Terstriep and his wife Lori, Jeff Terstriep, Brent Terstriep and his wife Jennifer, Shelley Echternkamp, and Jenny Terstriep; Andrew Benz and his wife Angie; Valerie Wackerly and her husband Jay; Jason Benz, Mike Terwelp and his wife Jean; Kevin Terwelp, Brian Terwelp and his wife Becky, Janet Morton and her husband Brad, Rebecca Guidish and her husband Mark; Angela Obert and her husband David, Edward Benz and his wife Anna, Christopher Benz and his wife Laura, Laura Camillo, Nathan Mitten and Emily Mitten, Corey Siepker, Amanda Teel and her husband Jason, Eric Barbour, Ryan Albsmeyer and his wife Yuki, Kari Woodrum and her husband Mike, Melissa Buckner and her husband Brent, Derrick Allen and his wife Elizabeth, Jacob Benz, Joel Benz, and Jonathan Benz, Ashley Howerton, Kali Lewis, Connor Lewis and his wife Emily, Shannon Lewis, Jamie Lewis, Abby Lewis, Ellen Benz and Elise Benz.
Also surviving are over 55 great-grandchildren, her siblings Gerald Maas and his wife Shirley, Raymond Maas and his wife Margie, Melvin Maas and his wife Sharon, Robert Maas and his wife Connie, Thomas Maas and his wife Julie, Elmer Maas and his wife Jeanie, Florence Smith, Clara Neisen, Lucille Nieders, and Barbara Hilgenbrink along with a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Rosie was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Benz, parents, a son-in-law, Jim Bange, and siblings, Loretta Klauser, JoAnn Dreyer, Virgil Maas, and Clarence Maas.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9:45 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:30 in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening, January 19, 2018 from 3:00-7:00 PM at St. Anthony Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Blessing Hospice or the Charity of the Donor's Choice. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com
Jean (Benz) Saery
- Praying that God will rest Aunt Rosie in peace and comfort all of you. Jean & Amir
- Prayers to the Benz Family. What an amazing role model and very special lady. Thinking of you 🙏🏻
Jeanette and Marvin Winking
- Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!
- Thoughts and prayers to Aunt Rosie's family. She will be remembered as a strong, caring, and faithful person. She will be missed.