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In Memory of

Rosetta Boyd

June 6, 1937 - October 11, 2016

Obituary


Rosetta A. Boyd (Hudson)



Rosetta Ann Perry was born in a small hospital in Springfield, IL on June 6, 1937. She died as Rosetta A. Boyd in North Kansas City, MO on October 11, 2016. She was (age) 79.



Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00pm, Friday, October 14, 2016 at Holy Family Church, 919 N.E. 96th St., Kansas City, MO 64155. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am, Saturday at the church with a celebration of her life to follow at Wabash BBQ, 646 Kansas City Ave., Excelsior Springs, MO. Inurnment will...

Rosetta A. Boyd (Hudson)



Rosetta Ann Perry was born in a small hospital in Springfield, IL on June 6, 1937. She died as Rosetta A. Boyd in North Kansas City, MO on October 11, 2016. She was (age) 79.



Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00pm, Friday, October 14, 2016 at Holy Family Church, 919 N.E. 96th St., Kansas City, MO 64155. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am, Saturday at the church with a celebration of her life to follow at Wabash BBQ, 646 Kansas City Ave., Excelsior Springs, MO. Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO at a later date.



While in Springfield, Rosetta enjoyed school and was in the top 10 of her graduating class in 1955. After a brief attempt at college, she returned home and married Norman B. Hudson. They had one son, Keith, who survives, his wife, Brenda; and grandchildren, Leah Slater (Robert) both currently stationed in Germany with the Air Force; and Luke, of the home. Other survivors include her brother, Ross Perry, of Buchanan, TN; a niece, Michelle Perry, of Indianapolis; and a nephew, Michael Perry, and his partner, Lonnie Long, of Charleston, SC.



After moving to Kansas City in 1960, Rosetta soon found a job at Farmland Industries. She soon was in the editorial area and became a writer for Farmland publications. That career became one of some 33 years during which she won numerous awards from national journalism organizations. At retirement in 1993, she was corporate librarian while continuing to write. After retirement, Rosetta held several part-time jobs, the most recent being a page for Mid-Continent Public Library’s Antioch branch.



A member of Holy Family Catholic Church, this former librarian organized the church’s library with the help of a former co-worker, Alice Rusch. As Gizmo the clown, Rosie entertained for 30 some years. Norman and Rosetta agreed to disagree in 1969, and she later married Vincent (Skip) Boyd in 1987. He died in 2011. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Loren and Naomi Perry.



Through several illnesses and surgeries, Rosetta continued to bounce back and continue with her life. When she finally retired in 2013, she enjoyed playing pinochle and board games, knitting, reading and patio gardening. She looked forward to having meals with her family and Farmland, library and card-playing friends.



Please consider contributions either to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64105, or the American Heart Association, Gift Processing Center, P. O. Box 78851, Phoenix, AZ 85062.



Though life was hard at times, Rosetta hoped that her “dash” (1937-2016) might leave a small mark somewhere. --30--