Martha Louise DeSantis, 59, of Nokomis, passed away at 5:54 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Martha was born October 13, 1960 in Deland, FL, the daughter of Ralph E. and Mary L. (Hickox) Rosser.  She graduated from Umatilla High School in Florida, and went on to graduate first in her class from Daytona Beach College. Martha was brilliant, and always wanted to continue learning.  She worked for many years as a nurse in Florida, as well as for Meadow Manor and Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Martha’s life was her music and her beloved animals.  She enjoyed listening to music, and playing guitar.  Most of all, she loved raising her peacocks and kittens.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Robert Rose.

Martha is survived by her loving companion of 30 years Richard Rose of Nokomis; daughters, Amanda (husband, Steven) Nelson of Oswego, and Jaclyn (husband, Sam) Bajrami of Kincaid; son, Robert Rose of Nokomis; grandchildren, Alivia, Ethan, and Elijah Nelson of Oswego, and Max Bajrami of Kincaid; parents, Ralph and Mary Rosser of Kincaid; sister, Susan Rosser of Pine Lakes, FL and her children, Brianna Rosser and Jacob Hokaszewski; mother-in-law, Betty Rose of Taylorville; sisters-in-law, Debbie (husband, William) Breckenridge of Lewistown, IL, and Diana Scarpaci of Taylorville; and brother-in-law, Dan Rose of Taylorville.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Funeral Ceremony: 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home with Rev. Dayle Badman officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Kettelkamp Cemetery in Nokomis.

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