Rosemary D. "Rosie" Liston


AMBOY — Rosemary D. "Rosie" Liston, 94, of Amboy, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 at Heritage Health in Mendota surrounded by her family.

She was born on Aug. 9, 1928, in Amboy the daughter of Henry and Marie (Zimmerly) Eisenberg. Rosie was the manager at Torman Furniture Store for 25 years, and also waitressed at several local restaurants. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy.

Rosie married Paul "Pete" Liston on June 17, 1948 in Amboy.

She is preceded in death by her husband Pete on Nov. 9, 2001, and one son Matt Liston. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph Eisenberg, Bill Eisenberg, Lyle Eisenberg, Leo Eisenberg, Cecil Eisenberg; and sisters, Ella Halsey, Florence Schnell, Irene Wilson, and Ethel Murphy.

Rosie is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Gilbert) Leffelman, of Amboy, and Nancy (Mark) Montavon, of Amboy; 11 grandchildren, Brenda (David) Dodd, Lisa (David) Templin, Krista (Todd) Appleman, Tina (Gary) Ely, Jason (Terri) Leffelman, Pete (Jodi) Montavon, Brent (Jessica) Montavon, Tasha (Brian) O'Malley, Marty Liston, Greg (Shannon Miller) Liston, Danielle (Pete Alba) Lewis; 24 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and two step great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy. Visitation will be from 3:30 – 7 p.m., on Sunday, Feb 26, 2023, with a saying of the rosary at 3 p.m., at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Memorial donations can be directed to the St. Patrick Church in Amboy Steeple Renovation Fund.

Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

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