Rosemary Callaway Sutton, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, cousin, and friend returned to her Heavenly Father on February 13, 2022, just one day short of her 83rd birthday.
Born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late Kenneth and LaVeda Callaway, Rosemary grew up in Bolivar, Missouri, where she graduated high school. She received her Bachelors degree from Southwest Missouri State and later received her Masters degree from Kansas State University. She supported her family as a schoolteacher and health care worker, employed by St. Luke’s Hospital as a dialysis technician and heart/lung bypass machine operator.
A proud descendent of Scots-Irish immigrants, Rosemary loved English and Scottish history. She enjoyed spending time in the mountains, often traveling to Colorado. Rosemary was also a prolific crafter, creating lovely quilts for friends and family. When not crafting, Rosemary loved gardening and reading. She was an active member of the Church of Latter-day Saints.
Rosemary is survived by her son Stuart (Michele) Sutton, and grandsons Quintin, Taylor, and Ian Sutton of Overland Park, Kansas; granddaughter Acacia (James) Gentry, and great-grandchildren Amira and Paul Gentry, all of Belton, Missouri; sister Evelyn Fullerton and cousin Dorothy Isdell, both of Bolivar, Missouri, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Ray Sandy Sutton, Jr., and her brother Charles Callaway.
Rosemary’s family and friends will dearly miss her smile, laughter, and kindness.
A graveside ceremony will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 10:30 a.m., at Wakenda Cemetery near Hardin, Missouri. A visitation and celebration of life will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13109 State Highway Q, Excelsior Springs, Missouri 64024.