Rosemary (Parrott) Heuss (1930 - 2015)

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Rosemary Heuss, 84, of Atlantic, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the Heritage House in Atlantic.
Rosemary was born on Nov. 10, 1930, in Exira Township, the daughter of Max L. and Ella L. (Ballou) Parrott.  She grew up in Exira and moved from there to Audubon after her marriage to George Donald Heuss on March 28, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  Their connection was love at first sight at a roller skating party between Christmas and New Years, 1947.  They lived south of Audubon, where they farmed and raised four daughters.  As a mother there wasn't anything she wouldn't do for her daughters, and after her girls started their own families her grandchildren were her pride and joy.  In 2004, when George retired, they moved to Heritage House in Atlantic. 
She was a woman of faith.  At age 17, she heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time and knew immediately that it was the thing she had been looking for her whole life.  From that point on, she never looked back and throughout the years, she spread His word; whether it was as a coordinator for Stonecroft Bible Studies, a member of Gideon's International for over 25 years, or the Bible studies that she and George had in their home.  Rosemary was an active member of the Atlantic Gospel Chapel; she was an officer for the Christian Women's Club and taught Preschool Sunday School for over 20 years. 
Rosemary enjoyed cooking and baking, and one of Georgia's favorite memories will be spending time in the kitchen beside her mom learning how to make things from scratch because she didn't believe in mixes.   When she wasn't in the kitchen, she was quite the seamstress and passed on her secrets to daughter, Bonnie, who sews to this day.  Angie recalls Sunday nights on the way home from church, laying on the front seat of the car between her parents, with her head on her mother's lap (before child seats existed), and Rosemary would gently rub her forehead all the way.  Rosemary sewed all of her daughters' wedding dresses and Mary Rose fondly remembers on snow days her mom making her doll clothes.  Rosemary was part Indian, and when a storm was rolling in, her adventurous side came out, as she loved to watch the weather and storm spot; she also liked gardening.  She had a beautiful voice, but when  she wasn't singing herself, she enjoyed listening to The Gaithers, Big Band music of the 40's and watching old movies.   
Rosemary is survived by her daughters, Georgia Marie (Quentin) Schiltz of Champlin, Minn., Bonnie Louise (Ken) Novak of Elkhorn, Neb., Angela Joy (Mark) Vehlewald of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary Rose (Grant) Nelson of Atlantic; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; brother, Melvin Parrott of Buhler, Kansas; sisters, Karol (Ray) Armentrout of Collins, and Jeanie (Joe) Walker of Atlantic; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, George Heuss; parents, Max and Ella Parrott; brother, Bud Parrott, sisters, Maxine Burns and Joann Nadler; and father and mother-in-law, Otto and Myrtle Heuss.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Atlantic  Gospel Chapel in Atlantic, with Pastor Stefan Johnson, officiating.
A private family burial will be held prior to the service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon.
Visitation with the family present will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9 at Roland Funeral Service in Atlantic.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Rosemary's family and her arrangements.  Condolences may be left at
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Jan. 8 to Jan. 16, 2015