Rosemarie Hunsaker

In Loving Memory of Rosemarie Hunsaker, 89, of Independence Missouri, our cherished mother, went to the arms of her Lord and Savior on June 19, 2023.

Funeral services for Rosemarie will take place at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown, MO on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Viewing and visitation at 10am and Funeral at 11am with burial at Buckner Hill Cemetery to follow.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Frank H. Hunsaker, and her son Frank D. Hunsaker.

She is survived by nine children: Sharon K. Parcel of Buckner, George D. Hunsaker of Independence (Stella), James D. Hunsaker of Independence (Cindy), Merlin D. Hunsaker of Independence, Martha M. Hodge of Kansas City North (Richard), Teresa L. Harris of Independence (Barry), Judith I. Monteer of Chilhowee, John W. Hunsaker of Independence (Shana) and William H. Hunsaker of Independence. She also leaves behind 26 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

She was a beacon of strength to her family, and will be forever missed.

The family asks in lieu of flowers to please donate to the Buckner Hill Cemetery, Attn: Nikki Mershon, 209 N Sibley Street, Buckner MO 64016.



  1. Dan & Brenda Vick on June 22, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Thelma and Scott Werner on June 22, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    What a legacy to leave behind ! So many children and grandchildren ! Obviously a strong individual devoted to her family .Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

  3. Rob and Tammy Olsen on June 22, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Heaven gained an Angel. It was a privilege to know this sweet lady. Sending our love and sympathy to Marti and her family ?

  4. Lisa Stiefvater on June 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Looks like she had a wonderful life. So hard for you all to let her go but she will live in each of you in memory.

  5. Cheri Howell on June 22, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    Rosemarie was my encourager, cheerleader and prayer warrior. Her Godly wisdom and advice will be cherished forever. She will be missed but never forgotten. Prayers for her family

  6. Karen HAZELRIGG Gier on June 23, 2023 at 6:38 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Marti. I would love to attend your mamas services but I cannot get off work unless it’s an immediate family member. Your mom was a beautiful lady and I know she had to be as pretty on the inside as she was on the outside. Now I know where you get your prettiness from. May God wrap His loving arms around you during this time and give you comfort and peace.

  7. Jerri Harris on June 23, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Ronald Hanning ( and Family) on June 23, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    To the Family,
    Aunt Rosie was more than than an Aunt to me. All my Aunts were like mothers to me, and all the cousins. Her and her sisters, would swap kids for a couple of weeks during the summers, even though we must have caused some aggravation. They always had a smile for us, Aunt Rosie and Uncle Frank always showed an interest in what we were doing, and what was going on in our lives. And if we needed a place never a question was asked, but an open door and a smile awated. Losing her in this world is as painful as losing my own Mother. But I know we will find them there waiting on the other side. To all my cousins who are more like Brothers and sisters, all my love and prayers.

  9. Deloris and Gary Paterson on June 23, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    Dear Aunt Rosie, Deloris and I would always enjoy visiting with you and everyone else, unfortunately at family funerals since I met her in 2002. I am so blessed and humbled to have married into such a wonderful family. We will see each other again in Heaven soon and Glorious it will be. Love you, God bless us all.

  10. June Builderback on June 24, 2023 at 5:48 am

    To the family:
    I was so sorry to hear of Rosemarie’s passing. I met her at our church in Tightwad. She and Merlin came to our church. She was a very sweet loving lady. She had great faith and love for others. I know she will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all with comfort and peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  11. Marti Thompson on June 24, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    My thoughts, prayers, and love are with your whole family, she will truly be missed by so many people. May she rest in peace.

  12. donna harris on June 27, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Marti there’s no words that can help you feel any better. In time it helps, but never goes away. I missed the burial. I thought it was tonight the wake thern the funeral tomorrow. I would of been there. Just so you know. I will pray for you as well as the rest of the family. I’m so sorry for your loss and send me your address if you would.

  13. Brooklynn Hunsaker on September 12, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Grandma Rosie was the whole reason I love visiting and seeing family and she loved seeing baby Witten and LJ. when I heard that she died I started crying and I could not stop. But know I know that she is out of her misery and in a better place.

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