Elsie Rosie Rosaline Abbitt

November 1, 1920March 5, 2012

Elsie Rosaline Abbitt, age 91, of Ellettsville, died Monday morning at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born November 1, 1920, she was the daughter of William and Loretta (Ridgway) Abbitt. She retired from R.C.A. and was of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of Ellettsville High School. She loved gardening, zoos, festivals and her beloved animals. She liked reading books, comics, especially the colored ones in the Sunday paper, and watching westerns. She is survived by two sisters, Thelma McConnell, of Ellettsville and Georgia Lucas, of Mesa, Arizona; one brother, Howard Abbitt, of Spencer, Indiana and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom she help raise. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Violet Hassler and Joan Abbitt. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Day Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allan Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Methodist Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the charity of one’s choice.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Martin Lucas

March 26, 2012

We know that the family will miss Aunt Rosie, but we also know that she is with her Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. We hope and pray that the entire family will be joined with her in heaven some sweet day.

Lance Lucas

March 26, 2012

Lance wrote: "Whenever anybody breaks out the board-game SORRY I always think of Aunt Rosie. Sad to hear she's no longer with us but also glad to know she's caught up in His glory. Bon voyage Aunt Rosie! We'll see you again when it's our time to cross over."

March 16, 2012

The last few you years , you seldom saw Thelma without Rosie. It was good that she got out often and had a good time. She smiled a lot and helped Thelma when she could. Always a pleasure to see them together.

Sonny & Linda Belden

March 16, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Lee Lucas

March 10, 2012

Rosie was one special gal. We'll miss her laugh and her little jokes. Now she is with her parents and sisters. They must be having one big happy reunion with Jesus and all the others who have gone before.

Georgia & Lee Lucas

March 8, 2012

Rosie was a kind soul who recently emphatically stated that she was going to heaven and knew how to get there. Oh, that we all did!

Amanda Neal

March 7, 2012

Thanks for saving me from troubled waters. I will miss you and love you.

March 6, 2012

To the family of Elsie Rosaline.
My wife and I would like to offer our condolence. We hope you can draw some comfort from Psalms34;17,18. May peace and love be increased to entire Rosaline family.

Lisa Williams

March 6, 2012

Thelma, Tammie, Barbie, Ray, and all my other friendfamily, I am so sorry to learn of Rosie's passing. My heart goes out to all of you, for I know how much she has been loved by generations.

I will miss seeing Rosie when I come to visit, and I will miss hearing new Rosie stories---though heaven knows, there is a storehouse of them now. Knowing Rosie taught me important things about life and about humanity that I may not have otherwise ever known, and that's no small gift.

I know she will be much missed, but I also know that she is now in joyful reunion with others that she has missed for so long a time. And for that I am grateful.

Love to all,


janice warkentin

March 6, 2012

Rosie for all that I remember had a smile on her face & was a joy to be around during the years I have known Barb, Thelma, & other family members.
Really enjoyed the times we had a meal together/putting puzzles together with her family over a period of ? years, & more recently being able to go to a circus up in Indianapolis where she had a great time (we had some good seating & had some clowns come by as well as some other entertainers), & the last time
I think we had together with some of her family was the Fall Festival Parade where I helped her gather some candy that was being thrown by people passing by. Boy was she happy with some suckers & the rest of the pile. Have some good memories.
Was really saddened when Barb called me this evening of this day she has passed on & that in recent years I have't been able to visit much, but am very blessed to have known such a sweet woman & family. Love & Prayers, janice warkentin