Rosetta J. Wilson

Rosetta J. Wilson, 61, of Parsons passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Rosetta J. Hopkins was born on Jan. 17, 1959, to Clay Willie and Betty Louise (Thomas) Hopkins in Parsons. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in Parsons.

A lifelong Parsons resident, over the years Rosetta had worked at Adventure Line, Coastal Mart and Quick Stop. She was most recently a patient caregiver for Southeast Kansas Independent Living.

On Jan. 21, 1977, Rosetta and Ronald L. Webb were united in marriage. He preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1997. She and Ronald L. Wilson were united in marriage on Aug. 31, 2002. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Zella Gamblian and her husband, Mike, of Parsons; three sons, Ronald M. Wilson and his wife, Amanda, Phillip Wilson and his wife, Cristal, and Bret Hodgden and his wife, Amber, all of Parsons; 10 grandchildren, Andrew Jones, Shaila Gamblian, Breana Harris, Franchesca Wilson, Joel Schultz, Nikalus Hall, Joseph Shallington, Justin Yardley, Cortney Wilson and Steven Anderson; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd Malick and his wife, Virginia, of Parsons; and two sisters, Rebekah Ghering and Brenda Lumm and her husband, Gary, all of Parsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald L. Webb; a grandson, R.J. Wilson; two brothers; four sisters; and her best friend, Stephanie Mansfield.

There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday at Springhill Cemetery in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The funeral service can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks. 

Memorials are suggested to Labette County Fire District No. 9 and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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