Rosanna K. Backes, age 81 of Bonnots Mill, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Westphalia Hills.
Rosanna was born November 23, 1933, in Bonnots Mill, a daughter to the late Fred and Agnes (Bonnot) Meamber.
Rosanna was a 1951 graduate of Loose Creek High School.
On June 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Vincent F. Backes at St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill. He preceded her in death on January 30, 2013.
Rosanna worked over 30 years for the Department of Revenue in Jefferson City before retiring as an Investment Officer.
Rosanna was a member of the St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill and had served on the Parish Council. She was a member of the Eagles AERIE #2693 in Jefferson City.
Rosanna enjoyed camping, traveling, crocheting, needle work, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and circle of friends.
Rosanna is survived by: two children, Debbie Jaegers and her husband LeRoy of Loose Creek, and Daryl Backes and his wife Debbie of Jefferson City; six grandchildren and spouses, Tanya (Kurt) Huber, Derek (Tami) Jaegers, Jennifer (Cory) Brondel, Devin (Mery) Jaegers, LeAnn (Mark) Hoelscher and Justin (Sarah) Backes; 18 great grandchildren, Kaylie, Chase, Garret and Trenton Huber, Lexi and Lani Jaegers, Reese and Blake Brondel, Noah, Faith, Hope, and Landon Jaegers, Brody and Brylee Hoelscher, and Lexi, Asher, Grayson, and Cooper Backes.
In addition to her parents and her spouse of 59 years, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Julius.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill with Fr. George Kramer and Fr. Don Antweiler as concelebrants. Interment will follow in the St. Louis of France Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.