Rose Mary Reznicek, formerly of Greenfield and Chesterfield IL passed away on Jan. 16, 2019 in Gilbert AZ. She was born in Carrollton IL on Dec. 6, 1922 to Edgar and Lena Vandersand Short. She married William Reznicek on Sept. 2, 1967.
She graduated from Greenfield High School in 1939, received a B.S. in Education at Illinois State Normal University in 1957 and a M.S. in Education at SIU Edwardsville in 1964. She taught school for 35 years, including one year at Mt. Washington in rural Rockbridge IL, one year at Heyworth in Heyworth IL, four years at Richwoods in rural Roodhouse IL and twenty- nine years in the Greenfield School District. Rose Mary loved teaching, enjoyed her students and was well liked and respected by them.
She was a hard worker and raised her three children by herself. Family was important to her. She was a friend to all who knew her. She loved to travel and her favorite countries were Austria, England and Australia. Reading was her favorite hobby.
She is survived by three children, Sherry Batts (Jim Ehlers) of Godfrey IL, Linda Reed (Merle Steckel) of Gilbert AZ and William Reed of Tucson AZ; five grandchildren Jeri (Roy) Anderson of Edgerton KS, Stevie (David) Lockhart of Chandler AZ, Lisa (Rudy) Mendoza of Litchfield Park AZ, Brandon Reed of California and Cortney Reed of California; seven great grandchildren, Rashelle West, Sabryna Rolin, Vanessa Mendoza, Makenzie Lockhart, Mia Lockhart, Zeke Mendoza and Miles Lockhart; one great, great granddaughter, Evelyn West; two siblings, Ronald (Sandy) Short of Gilbert AZ and Kay Herring of Arizona; two stepchildren, Ronald Reznicek and Nancy Reznicek Beyers, two step grandchildren, Marcus Reznicek and Maria Reznicek.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, sister Helen Short Bergmann and three brothers, Adrian Short, Bill Short and Raymond Short.
Rose Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenfield IL, Cornerstone Sunday School Class of Chesterfield IL, Elizabeth Chapter OES No. 17 of Kane IL, Women of the Moose of Carlinville, IL, Macoupin Farm Bureau and Athensville Community Club.
Visitation will be 4-7 pm Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, January 25, at the First Baptist Church north of Greenfield. Burial will follow at the Oak Wood cemetery north of Greenfield. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Greenfield or Greenfield Public Library. Online condolences can be left at shields-bishopfh.com.
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