Betty Ruth Rosenburgh, 90, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, formerly of Wayne City, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 7:35 am January 3, 2022 at Lavender Ridge.
She was born December 1, 1931 in Oscura, New Mexico to the late George and Cecile (Pierce) Donoho. Betty married Robert Rosenburgh on January 15, 1954. They just celebrated 56 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on January 19, 2010. Betty is survived by her children, Linda Woodrome and husband, Jay of Mount Vernon, Bobby Rosenburgh and significant other, Brenda Slover of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Chuck Rosenburgh and wife, Kim of Mount Vernon, and Nique Scarbrough and husband, Chris of Williamsville, Illinois; grandchildren, Emily Laboube, Aaron Woodrome, Katie Royster, Jimmy Rosenburgh, Joshua Rosenburgh, Leslie VanRiper, Abby Weiss, Hadley Scarbrough, and Presley Scarbrough; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on-the-way. In addition to her husband and parents, Betty was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Pam Rosenburgh. Betty was a graduate of Alton School of Nursing. She served as a nurse for the entirety of her working career. Betty worked at the Naval Hospital in Waukegan, Illinois, Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Mount Vernon, Warren G. Murray Annex in Mount Vernon and Centralia, and late in her career for Home Health at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. Betty’s children remember her being the “town doctor” for Wayne City. Neighbor folks would come over and ask Betty for medical advice. In the days when local funeral homes provided ambulance service, Betty made many trips to the hospital with Ernie Richardson in the back of an ambulance. Betty lived and operated in a time of simple trust. Her caring and love for neighbors made the community a better place for all. More than anything else, Betty loved and took care of her family. She was a loving wife and very attentive mother. She raised her children to look out for the needs of other people and always be humble and compassionate.
A Visitation will be held Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Archie Sanders Memorial Chapel in Wayne City, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 pm with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City. Memorials may be made in Betty’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association or Keenes Christian Church. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.