Rose Marie Spangler Townsend, 46, Kewanna passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at the Franciscan Health Care Hospital in Indianapolis. This followed a valiant four year battle with leukemia.
Born on Aug. 22, 1970, in Rochester, Rosi was the treasured daughter of William and Dollie Steffey Spangler. Growing up she shared her childhood with a brother Billy. With great Comet pride, Rosi graduated from Caston High School in 1988. During her high school years she was a member of the Lady Comets volleyball team.
In Logansport on June 29, 1990, Rosi married the love of her life, Mr. Jay Townsend. Together they shared more than 26 years of life’s adventures. From their union came two handsome sons, Mitchell and Kaleb.
In earlier years, Rosi worked for The Shopping Guide as a sales representative. More recently she was employed at Logansport’s VFW. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary #3790.
An avid sports fan, Rosi loved the Cubs, both Chicago and South Bend teams, going to games over the years. She took great joy cheering for the 2016 edition while on their pennant drive winning the World Series. Rosi cheered for Purdue University and the Pittsburgh Steelers. As an accomplished kegler, she bowled in league play as well as the state tournaments. Special vacation memories were made on a trip to Branson, Mo. with the Townsend family.
Rosi was the proud owner of a unique collection of owls. She also owned a vast collection of Mickey mouse memorabilia. Euchre was her favorite card game. To relax she enjoyed sunning poolside in her back yard. She was happy as a clam to be catching the rays, spending time at the beach while visiting her brother Billy.
Left to cherish Rosi’s memory is her loving husband Jay; two sons: Mitchell Townsend, Rochester; Kaleb Townsend, Kewanna; a brother, William “Billy” Spangler and wife Sandi, Ormond Beach, Fla.; her father, William “Bill” Spangler, Fulton; in-laws Jack and Wanda Townsend; and sister-in-law Tammy Townsend, all of Rochester; brother-in-laws: Brian Townsend, Rochester; Linc Townsend and wife Lisa, Leiters Ford; a niece, Miranda Townsend; six nephews: Wes Spangler, Blayne Townsend, Brody Townsend, Coty Roe, Dillon Townsend and Jonathon Townsend. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Preceding Rosi are her grandparents and mother Dollie.
A celebration of the life of Rosie Spangler Townsend will be held at 11 a.m. Friday morning, Dec. 16, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester. Burial will follow in the Fulton Cemetery. Friends may visit with her family from 4-7 p.m. Preferred memorials may be made to honor her memory to the Fulton County DAV, Fulton Country Courthouse VA service office, Rochester, IN 46975 or the Leukemia Research Foundation http://www.allbloodcancers.org/, 191 Waukegan Road, Ste 105 Northfield, IL 60093.
Envelopes are available at the funeral home.