Rosemary C. (Schares) Circus (1935 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE – Rosemary C. Circus, 78 years old of rural Independence, died Monday, Aug. 26, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo. She was born April 23, 1935, at Black Hawk County, the daughter of Peter W. Schares and Mary C. (Schmitz) Schares. Rosemary attended school in Gilbertville and in March of 1958 was united in marriage to Wade O. Gibson at Waterloo. They later divorced. On Dec. 31, 1989, she married Wendell W. Circus in the church on Wendell's farm. Rosemary was a homemaker and was always helping people.
Rosemary was a member at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, and former member of St. John's Catholic Church, Independence. She was also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters
Rosemary is survived by two daughters: Julie (Billy) Abel, of Stratford, Mo., and Linda (Marty Stephens) May, of Proctor, Ark.; one son, Wade ( Helen Wasiw) Gibson, Jr., of Proctor, Ark.; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three sisters, Madglen Frost, of Gilbertville, Esther (Melvin) Weber, Jesup, and Elizabeth "Betty' Joblinske, Jesup; one step-daughter, Cindy (Gary) Waters, of Independence; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wendell; four brothers, Cleo Schares, LaVern Schares, Melvin Schares, and Cletus Schares; and two sisters: Theresa Schares and Mildred Schmit.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, with Fr. Scott F. Boone as Celebrant. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Gilbertville. Special services held Wednesday, at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, included a Catholic Order of Forester's Rosary at 3p.m and Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.White-MtHope.com. Memorials will be directed to the family. White Funeral Home, Jesup, was in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Sept. 10 to Sept. 28, 2013