Funeral services for Rosetta June (Jones) Marquette, 79, of Pryor, were held Friday, May 26, 2017 at Shipman Funeral Chapel in Pryor, OK. Pastor Rex Shores officiated and burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Pryor, OK. Casket bearers were Jeremy Foutch, Donny McGehee, John Marquette, Benjamin Marquette, John Biddle, Nathan Marquette, Seth Marquette, Tyson Baker and Mason Marquette.
Rosetta was born on March 10, 1938 to Logan Paul and Maurine Mae (Mustain) Jones in Collinsville, OK. She passed away May 22, 2017 in Tulsa, OK.
She attended Pryor schools and graduated from Pryor High school in 1956. She joined in marriage to Ronald O. Marquette of Chouteau, Oklahoma and of that union seven children were born; Ronald Kevin, Rodney Keith, Renee Karen, Rheea KeAnn, Randal Kerry, Russel Korey, and Ramon Kelly; along with many grand, great and great-great grandchildren. Her daily thanks to the Lord was given always as she felt very blessed to have her family she so loved. Rosetta was the most loving wife, mother, grand and great grandmother. Her compassion and kindness towards everyone was of boundless extent to even measure. A sweet and caring friend and a true inspiration to so many and all who knew her. Mom's (Nana) family were her world and the center of her entire purpose of being. ALL were precious gifts from God that kept her strength, will, and determination to carry forward every day with her hard work and sacrifices. And her family loved and adored her wholeheartedly and so very deeply; as no words can express the enormous loss they will endure from the piece missing forever now in each of their hearts. Rosetta retired in 1994 after 23 years from Public Service Co. of Oklahoma as the Corporate Cashier and Supervisor of the Treasury Department, thereafter working another 10 years at the Chouteau Telephone Company. Throughout her entire work career beginning back in 1956, she successfully provided, raised, loved and nurtured her seven children, always working both full-time during day, then often in addition, working part time evening jobs. She attended and completed ten years of continuous extensive course training and certifications with being on both Deans and Presidents Honor Roll lists at Tulsa Junior College in Financial Management, General Banking and Accounting. She was also an active member of the Treasury Management Association of Tulsa (TMAT).Rosetta also was a licensed Tax Preparer for H&R Block along with maintaining her cosmetology license. The last several years, she volunteered her time at the Elks Lodge in Pryor. In addition to her interests in cooking, sewing, traveling and the outdoors, her favorite past time was reading her Bible, praying, and spending any time she could with her family. Rosetta loved the Lord and surrendered her heart to him. Her desire to abide in his word and follow his commandments for the promise of his soon return, as she looked forward to life eternal with the Father and being together again with all her family. Rosetta enjoyed all her church family and the fellowship she had with them as a member of the Pryor Seventh Day Adventist Church. She had a dear companion of 26 years Jack Mcquiston, whom she loved and cared for and who was by her side, along with her family, til upon her final rest in the Lord.
She is survived by her brother, Marlowe Jones; an uncle Berdette; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Those proceeded in death are her parents, Logan and Maurine Jones; two sisters, Mildred and Norma Jones; her beloved oldest son, Kevin Marquette; and precious grandson, Rodney Marquette.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Rosetta’s memory be made to Johnson Funeral Home, PO BOX 814, Sperry, OK, 74073. You may also donate online at http://www.johnsonsperry.com/notices/Rosetta-Marquette/care-fund.