Rose Ann Dwiggins

Rose Ann Simon Dwiggins, age 94 of Elsberry, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021.

Funeral services for Rose Ann will be held Friday, April 23, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elsberry at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Charles Tichacek officiating. Visitation for Rose Ann will be Thursday, April 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Silex. Burial will be in the Elsberry City Cemetery.

Rose Ann was born March 20, 1927 at the family home at Portage des Sioux. She was the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Geibon Simon. She had two brothers, Kenneth Simon and Gerald Simon, who preceded her in death; and a sister, Jeanette Simon Maschmidt of Elsberry.

Rose Ann was united in marriage on September 24, 1947 at St. Francis Church, Portage des Sioux to Frank Robert Dwiggins. They were blessed with three children: Susan Carol Dwiggins Mills of Elsberry; Robert Lee Dwiggins and Mary Ann Dwiggins Momphard of Silex. Frank proceded Rose Ann in death on April 11, 1987.

On November 28, 1992 Rose Ann married Donald A. Diedrich. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1997.

On June 28, 2003 Rose Ann married Maurice Saale. Maurice passed away March 19, 2019.

Rose Ann grew up in Portage des Sioux. Once Rose Ann married Frank, they moved to the family farm in West Alton. Around 1964, the family moved to the farm in Elsberry. Rose Ann was a housewife and spent her time raising her family. Rose Ann was always a city girl at heart; she enjoyed dressing up and going out to dinner in the city. She was very old fashioned in some ways, but very modern in other ways. She loved listening to the radio and keeping up with the small-town news in the Elsberry newspaper. She also enjoyed going to the coffee club with her lady friends. When Frank passed away, Rose Ann sold the farm and moved into town.

Rose Ann is survived by her children: Susan Carol, Robert Lee, and Mary Ann; grandchildren: Jeff Momphard, Julie Momphard Fuerst, April Momphard Dameron (Owen), Sylvia Momphard Cunningham (Travis), Ryan Mills, Lacy Ann Dwiggins Gambil (Todd), and Jaime Lee Dwiggins Reed (Joe); great-grandchildren: Hope Cunningham, Cole Cunningham, Kennedy Cunningham, Faith Momphard, Jude Dameron, Dominic Dameron, Scarlett Dameron, Alyssa Dameron, Mardi Fuerst, Wyatt Fuerst, Montana Fuerst, Christopher Dotson, Alexander Gambill, Evan Gambill, Luke Gambill, Anna Gambill, and Nathan Reed; daughter-in-law, Judy Lamb Dwiggins; daughter-in-law, Kay Simon; and brother-in-law, Francis Saale.

Along with her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by sons-in-law Bill Mills and John Momphard; brother-in-law Fred Maschmidt; and sister-in-law DeLoris Simon.

Pallbearers will be Travis Cunningham, Jeff Momphard, Owen Dameron, Todd Gambill, Joe Reed, and Gary Maschmidt. Honorary pallbearers will be Cole Cunningham, Dominic Dameron, Jude Dameron, Hope Cunningham, Alyssa Dameron, and Montana Fuerst. 

Donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Elsberry, Missouri.

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