Rosy Marie Benjamin

Born: Wed., Aug. 31, 1949
Died: Tue., Jun. 16, 2020

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Rosella ‘Rosy’ Marie Benjamin, age 70, of Barry, IL passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  She was born on August 31, 1949 in Barry, IL to Rosco and Rita Sisk Miller.  She married Oscar ‘Ozzie’ Harris on March 22, 1965 and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2009.  She later married Dennis Benjamin on March 26, 2017, and he survives.

Rosy attended Barry High School and went on to become a CNA.  She worked as a CNA at Illini Community Hospital for many years, as well as numerous nursing homes including Barry Community Care Center.  Rosy was a member of House of Prayer in Kinderhook, IL.  She and her husband loved dancing and entertaining at the Quincy Veterans Home and numerous other nursing homes which brought so much joy to all of the residents.  They were very active in the Barry American Legion, raising money and hosting benefits for people in need.  Rosy was a feisty woman and was known for being vocal on Facebook from time to time.  She was also a very selfless and compassionate angel who was a caretaker to all, always opening her arms and home to anyone in need.  Rosy dearly loved her kids and grandkids above all.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Benjamin; her sons, Rick Harris and Scott (Diana) Harris, both of Barry, IL; daughters, Sherry (Brad) Gleckler, Krissi (Bill) Banks, and Misha (Colt) Ehlert, all of Barry, IL; stepdaughter, Toni Benjamin of Quincy, IL; grandchildren, Mathew (Shelby) Glecker, Brandon Harris, Hailee Harris, Keaton Harris, Kaleb Harris, Dylan Harris, Carter Harris, Camden Harris, Ethan Banks, Avery Banks, William Banks, Jackson Ehlert, Marley Ehlert, and Piper Ehlert; step grandchildren, Gage Ruths, Gabrielle Miller, and Dawson Miller; great grandchildren, Harrison Gleckler and Vayda Gleckler; step great grandchildren, Rosella Marie Fox and Benjamin Beaston; sister, Ruby Harris of Tuscumbia, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosco and Rita Miller; husband, Ozzie Harris; brother, Ronnie Miller; and aunt, Dorothy Elliston.

Funeral services will be held privately and interment will be at Park Lawn Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the family c/o Niebur Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Julie Kindhart
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Much Sadness seeing this, my condolences to the family..we'll miss seeing her pretty smile at Curtis Creek.

Roger Dale and Tammy Hanlin
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
My heart goes out to all of Rosies family, she was the kindest, selfless , caring person I know...hugs and prayers....

Galen Conkright
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Love and prayers for the family. Your mom was so sweet and she leaves an amazing legacy

Lee Ann Lynch
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I am so sorry for your families loss. Prayers and comfort to you all.

Steve Slayton
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
You were truly a one of a kind lady Rosy. I will never forget all the memories I have of growing up and being a part of your family. You will truly be missed by many.

Rachel geiselman
   Posted Thu June 18, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Rosy's passing. I am honored to have known her and privileged to have worked with her. You will never find a harder worker than Rosy nor a better CNA. She was the best! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sherry Sisk
   Posted Thu June 18, 2020
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Rosy was such a beautiful person. I loved her laugh. I had the privilege of working with Rosy and being a distant part of the family. Shared some laughs together. She could definitely brighten a room. She was loved and will be missed deeply. Maybe God comfort you all during this difficult time.
Love and prayers..

Tony & Shannon Gleckler
   Posted Fri June 19, 2020
We are so very sorry to hear of Rosy’s passing. Our hearts are with you in your sorrow. Sending prayers for peace and comfort for everyone in your family.
With love, Tony, Shannon, Katie and Andrew Gleckler

Kelly Johnson
   Posted Sat June 20, 2020


With deepest sympathy, love the Johnson Family

Mindy Doellman
   Posted Sun June 21, 2020
Denny I am so sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask

   Posted Mon June 22, 2020
We were saddened to hear this news. We will most definitely will miss seeing her smiling face every Sunday at church. Our prayers and sympathies go out to the family.

Ayca Raif
   Posted Sat June 27, 2020
Our condolences to the entire family and the community. Rosy was an amazing woman, beautiful inside and out! She had a huge heart, always tried to help others,and found something good in everyone. Great loss for the community! We will always remember her beautiful smile, gentle caring soul and kind words.
Drs Ayca & Korhan Raif

Bruce Jones
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
She was always so sweet and kind...we will miss her...Love and prayers to her family

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