Rose Mary Barton Chesnut, nee Govero, 72, Arnold, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family. |
Rose, daughter of the late Adam Thomas Govero and wife Julia Margaret, nee Rogers, was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Richwoods. She was united in marriage to Elmer R. Barton Sr. Dec. 31, 1956. Eleven children came to bless this union. On April 23, 1974, she was united in marriage to John Charles Chesnut. Two children came to bless this union.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Adam Thomas and Julia Margaret Govero; husband, Elmer R. Barton Sr.; two children, Pamela Barton, and Stephen Barton; one brother, Frank Govero; five sisters, Lee Ella Blake, Wilda Adams, Florence Ramey, Pearl Marie Govero and Jean Ann Govero.
Rose is survived by her husband, John Chesnut, Arnold; eight sons, Wayne Barton, Potosi, Thomas Barton and wife Sheila, Clarence Barton and wife Darlene, all of Cedar Hill, Elmer Barton Jr., Alton, Ill., Bobby Barton, Jeffrey Barton, Charles Chesnut, and Christopher Chesnut, all of Arnold; three daughters, Betty Honaker and husband John, Cedar Hill, Rita Franklin, Crystal City, and Greta Brewer and husband Henry, Hillsboro; two sisters, Thelma Greer, Granite City, Ill., and Virginia Abbitt, Union; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
Rose was a Christian, having been raised in the Catholic faith. In more recent years, she enjoyed attending a Baptist church in the Arnold area. Rose made caring for her home and family her career in life, and she never tired of her job. Her life centered around her family, and when her children started their own families, she enjoyed babysitting for many of her grandchildren. Her hobbies and interests always included her family, and going on family camping trips was a favorite pastime. The love she shared with her family and the many wonderful memories created will be treasured forever by all of them.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating.
Interment was in Horine Cemetery, Richwoods.
Memorials may be made to Horine Cemetery.
The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Published in The Missourian on Feb. 27, 2013