June 9, 1940 – October 2, 2020
Rosemary June Carsten, 80, Nevada, MO, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Rosemary was born on June 9, 1940 in Tonganoxie, KS to James and Celia Agnes (Kasper) Coffey. She married Alva Howard Carsten on June 20, 1959 and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2016.
Rosemary grew up near Metz, MO and attended Metz School. She played the trumpet, excelled in basketball, adored Elvin Presley, and graduated in 1958. She worked for an insurance company and Inter-Collegiate Press in Kansas City. She managed the kitchen at Skaggs Hospital in Branson, MO and worked at FRAM in Nevada until early retirement.
Rosemary enjoyed her grandchildren, the outdoors, road trips, gardening, and refinishing antiques. She served her family, her church, and her community with joy.
Survivors include her two children, David Carsten (Linda), Nevada and Phyllis Carsten, Overland Park, KS; three grandchildren, Jeremy Cullison, Butler, MO, Christopher Carsten (Heather), Springfield, MO, and Ashley Vance (Claude), Lawrence, KS; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Alva; her parents; six brothers; and three sisters.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Those who wish may contribute in Rosemary’s memory to Susan G. Komen (Breast Cancer Awareness) or Heartland Hospice in care of Ferry Funeral Home.