Rosemary Haywood Deiter, 91, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Rosemary was born April 14, 1929 in Taylorville, the daughter of Albert and Rachel (Hunt) Haywood. She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1947. Rosemary married Matthew Watchman, Jr. on December 18, 1965, and he preceded her in death March 1, 1968. Later in life she married Robert M. Deiter on May 25, 1985 at the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, and they enjoyed 35 years of marriage.
In her younger years, Rosemary was a homemaker, staying home to manage the household and raise her daughters. She then worked for the local telephone company and then St. Vincent’s Hospital as a switchboard operator. Rosemary then went on to work for Dyke-Clarke Insurance Agency, before retiring from Continental Grain as Secretary to the Plant Manager. She was a past-member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, and was a member of the Sewing Guild of America and the Red Hat Society. In her youth, Rosemary loved roller skating, and she was always an avid cat lover, but she especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, often traveling long distances to attend their events and competitions.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Wanda (Stumm) McGlauchlen; and brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Thelma Haywood.
Rosemary is survived by her husband, Robert M. Deiter of Glen Carbon; daughter, Valerie (husband, Doug) Rodden of Troy; son-in-law, Kenneth (wife, Cindi) McGlauchlen of Lady Smith, WI; step-children, Linda Olsen of Taylorville, Kenneth Watchman of FL, Cindy (husband, Ray) South of Taylorville, Scott Deiter of Machesney Park, DeAnne (husband, Mike) Rogers of Plano, TX, Rhonda (husband, Gerald) Meinert of Freeport, Roberta Stogdill of Pompano Beach, FL, and Susan (husband, David) Edge of Rockford; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brother, Arthur (wife, Elaine) Haywood of Port Orchard, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive guests from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568. In following CDC guidelines, 25 guests will be allowed in the funeral home at a time, and the wearing of masks is recommended. A private funeral ceremony will be held, followed by interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St. Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604, or American Cancer Society, 4215 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.