Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington. Burial will be in Lexington Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to New Home Church in Warsaw or High Hope Cancer Support Group at Bothwell Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South St., Lexington, MO 64067, 660-259-2245.
Born Nov. 23, 1928, in Lexington, he was the son of the late John and Minnie L. Pessetto Rostine. On May 15, 1948, in Lexington, he married Wilma Starr, who survives of the home. He was a service man and later supervisor for Missouri Public Service Co. He was a life member of the Marshall Optimist Club where he had held all offices including Lieutenant Governor at the state level. He was a member of Boy Scout Tribe of Mic-O-Say, a member of the 1946-1947 State Football Championship team and was selected an All-Conference Player. He had been a football referee in Lexington and participated in Optimist Little League Baseball where he served as a coach and an umpire. He served as a Councilman for the First Ward in Marshall and was a member of the Marshall Auxiliary Police. He was a member of New Home Baptist Church and of High Hope Cancer Support Group at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Sherry Elaine Wilcox and her husband, John, of Kearney, and John "Skip" Rostine III and his wife, Claudia, of Warrensburg; grandchildren, Carey Elaine Weir and her husband, John, Erin Nicole Rostine, John Ryan Rostine and his wife, Aubrey; great-grandsons, Brennan Ryan and Morgan Jon O'Reilly; sisters, Mary McCoy of Liberty, Maxine Thompson of Lexington; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Rostine of Cameron and Francine McGowan of Independence.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dominic, Barney and Robert.
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