6 N Main • Caldwell, KS • 620-845-6424
August 11, 1931 ~ October 19, 2017
Rosanna Marie (Ricker) Anton was born August 11, 1931 by Gibbon, Oklahoma to Garfield Samuel and Bernice Leona Ricker.
Rosanna married Joseph Frank Anton on August 16, 1948 in Loveland, Colorado. They moved to Bluff City, Kansas where they ran a filling station, eventually buying a farm just outside Bluff City. Joseph and Rosanna had two children Mary Lou and Larry Joe.
Joseph and Rosanna were married for 63 years. During these years, they were active in the ZCBJ Lodge Trocnov #121 and SoKol Lodge and attended many dances at SoKol & ZCBJ Halls. They did farming, furniture refinishing and upholstering and had a gift shop.
Rosanna worked at the Harper County Extension Office in Anthony. She also worked at The Fashion Depot in Andover until retirement.
After retirement, Joe and Rosanna traveled south for the winters. They later moved to Caldwell. Rosanna was active in the Red Hatters Women’s Club and the Caldwell Library Club, she remained active in the ZCBJ Lodge and SoKol Lodge. She also volunteered for many organizations and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
Rosanna passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Springview Manor in Conway Springs, KS at the age of 86 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband Joseph, January 24, 2011 and her brother Charles Ricker.
She is survived by her daughter Mary Lou and husband Myrl Max Misak of Harper; son Larry Joe Anton and wife Marilyn of Carrollton, Texas; Grandchildren, Ivy (Dan) Michel, Cory (Marcy) Misak, Chad (Jehan) Anton, Bob (Michelle) Schertz, Bryan (Brenda) Schertz; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Aldan, Ainsly, and Aubry Michel; Breanna Misak (Derick) Morris; Jovi Misak, Cory Michael Misak and Mason Misak; Jordyn Schertz (Steven) Hughes; Whitley Schertz (Logan) Alexander; Taylor Schertz, Kiev, Fiona and Novak Anton; great-great-grandchildren, Bayleigh, Grant and Dawson Morris, Creedance Misak, Lylah and Regyn Hughes and Emerson Alexander and two on the way.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel in Caldwell, Kansas.
Memorials may be given in Rosanna's name to the Sumner County District #1 Hospital or to the Caldwell Senior Center.
Interment will follow at the Czechslovakian Cemetery.