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Rose Mueller

Rose Mueller

Rose Marie “Rosie”, nee Becker, Mueller; of New Athens, IL; born November 11, 1934 in Baldwin, IL; passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Rosie was the owner of Rosie’s Yellow Rose Restaurant in New Athens, IL for many years. She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Verceal, nee Grob, Becker. Her husband James Mueller Sr. whom she married on November 15, 1952 in New Athens, IL and who passed away on May 6, 1995. and 1 sister – Georgia Cox.

She is survived by 1 son – James (Phylis) Mueller Jr. of Sparta, IL. 1 daughter – Debbie (Rod) Huber of New Athens, IL. 7 grandchildren – Don, Renee, Dan, Chelsie, Justin, Cailee, Javie. 8 great-grandchildren – Austin, Rylie, Kallie, Liam, Taylor, Lainey, Palin, Brooke.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and on Monday, July 30, 2012 from 9:00am to 9:30am.

Funeral: Services will be held at St Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    My mom was the most special woman in the world. If anyone had something to worry about, give it to Rosie and she would do the worrying for you. She loved people and she loved all of her family. She enjoyed having the Yellow Rose, and loved the people who visited. When it felt more like work than fun she sold the tavern. She had alot of wonderfull memories. It is very hard for me to think I won’t talk to her every day now, but I know she’s with dad and together they are frying fish and making potatoe salad. (both kinds of course, cause one wasn’t never enough.)
    Until we are together again.
    Forever always,

    Posted by: Debbie Huber – New Athens,, IL – Daughter Jul 28, 2012

  2. Administrator says:


    ….what a very special woman. I am so fortunate to have met & spent time with her. No such thing as a short visit or phone call, because we always found plenty talk about. And I loved every minute.

    A friend, but more like family. I will always have a special place in my heart just for ROSIE! I loved her dearly, and will miss her each day. But I know she’s with those who have gone on…Jim, Granny & Georgia.

    (Rest In Peace Rosie, Love ya)


    Posted by: Ginny Klasing – Venedy, IL Jul 28, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    Rosie was a great lady. Our prayers are with you and family.

    Posted by: Dave and Jill Carr Jul 29, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    To Deb & family, & Jim & family: I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. Although she was more than a mom to just you, she mothered everyone.
    I learned so much from her while working at The Yellow Rose. Rosie was
    one of the most kind, generous, patient, understanding & lovable people
    I knew. She loved her family always talking abou them. New Athens has
    lost it’s “Yellow Rose”, heaven has gained a true angel.

    Posted by: Joan Rickert – New Athens, IL – Friend of family,former emloyee Jul 29, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    I’m not going to be able to make it to the service, but I wanted to let you all know that your family is in my thoughts & prayers during this extremely difficult time. New Athens has lost an amazing lady who will be sorely missed.

    Posted by: Dana Harwerth – New Athens, IL – Family friend Jul 29, 2012

  6. Administrator says:

    Sadly, We have lost a wonderful Lady.
    Before the Yellow Rose, I am reminded of the good times helping out at the sawmill, and on the farms. After my marriage, it was comforting to know my family was always welcome at the Rose.Quite often, Sandy recounts the happy times she had working for Rosie.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Posted by: Glenn, Sandy Birkner Jr. and Family – Millstadt, IL – Employee, Neighbor and Friends Jul 30, 2012

  7. Administrator says:

    i lived right down the road from grandma rosie. she would come down and watch the girls with me or i would come up and take her trash over to the dumpster. i saw her all the time. and now i wont be able to do that and that will be something i miss.

    Posted by: Lainey deterding – IL – Great grandaughter Aug 06, 2012

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