Rosetta Ann "Rosie" (Befort) BussenDecember 1, 1945 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 72)
Rosetta Ann “Rosie” Bussen
Rosetta Ann “Rosie” Bussen, 72, Hays, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at her home.
She was born December 1, 1945 in Denver, Colorado the daughter of Albinus and Albina (Rohr) Befort. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in Denver, from North Central Kansas Technical College with a degree in business, and from Hays Academy of Hair Design. She was united in marriage to James Edward Palcher in 1968 and later married Melvin Beckner on March 4, 1974 in Denver. He preceded her in death in 1998. She then married Edward Murray Bussen. She worked for Travenol, Hays Pathology Lab, and was a licensed cosmetologist who taught at the Hays Academy of Hair Design, worked for Smart Styles in Hays, and owned her own beauty shop called Country Reflections in Munjor, Kansas. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Altar Society Christian Mothers, both of Munjor. Her hobbies included listening to Conway Twitty, watching medical and mystery television programs, spending time with her grandchildren, and rooting for her beloved Denver Broncos.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Bussen of ElDorado, four daughters; Lee Ann Rankin, Sarah Beckner, January Meade and husband Hank, and Erin Beckner, all of Hays, three step-children; Nathan Bussen and wife Amelia of Plainville, Brandy Spresser and husband Devin of Selden, and Bradley Bussen of Great Bend, a brother; Richard Befort and wife Corky of Danville, Kansas, four sisters; Ethel Brouillette and husband Larry of Hastings, NE, Carolyn Pritchard of Indianapolis, Indiana, Norma Cornell and husband Michael of Concord, CA, and Jeanette Engrow of Florida, eight grandchildren; Jade Rankin, Seth Rankin, Michael McCall, Hannah Meade, Alexander Meade, DeMarcus Aldridge, Harmony Beckner, and Malichi Beckner, three step-grandchildren; Lilly-ana Bussen, Avery Bussen, Milo Bussen, and Maggie Spresser, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Melvin, and by a step-daughter; Carmen Bussen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor with Fr. Jarett Konrade and Fr. Tom Brouillette officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Wednesday and from 9:00 am until 10:00 on Thursday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. An Altar Society Christian Mothers rosary will be at 6:00 followed by a vigil service at 6:30, all on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City or to the Community Assistance Center in Hays, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com