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Rozella D. Houston

December 5, 1939 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 79)

     Rozella Darlene Houston, was born on December 5, 1939 to Alvin and Maxine (Johnson) Hall in Thurman, IA. Rozella entered into eternal rest on October 5, 2019 at the home of her son in Ozark, MO at the age of 79.

     A celebration of life service for Rozella will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah with Pastor Jeff Schirle officiating.  A private inurnment will take place at Shenandoah's  Rose Hill Cemetery.  Memorials in Rosie's name are being directed to the family.

     Rozella attended school in Thurman later moving to the Farragut area where she met and married Raymond (Gene) Houston in 1959. To this union 3 children were born, Teena, Rhonda and Marrell. Rozella was a devoted wife and mother and spent her life growing and canning fruits and vegetables along with baking and cooking for the family. She loved animals and cared for and fed her many chickens, rabbits, a raccoon named Critter, and the many species of birds in her yard. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and the many fishing, boating and camping trips we all took together. Rozella so loved the Christmas season and she would get just as excited, if not even more, than her grandchildren about buying and gifting presents to those she loved. Every year at Christmas she would bake dozens!! and dozens!! and dozens!! of cookies for everyone and continued to do so until she was 77 years old. Rosie was always happiest when she was doing special things for her family.

     Preceding Rozella in death were her parents; her husband, Raymond (Gene) Houston; daughter, Rhonda Houston; and sister, Mary Starr. 

     Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Teena Houston of Shenandoah, IA; son, Marrell Houston and wife Karen of Ozark, MO; granddaughter, Christie Cash and husband Randy and their children, Mason, Connor, Adeline, and Delaney of Denton, NE; grandson Michael Houston and wife Alisa and their children Kailey, Jax and Emmett of Pleasant Hope, MO; grandson, Kyle Porter and wife Jennifer and their daughter Clara of Prattville, AL; brother-in-law Danny Houston and wife Fran of Shenandoah, IA; sister-in-law Patty Shaw of Shenandoah, IA; along with many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

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