Rosella Mae Jost

MENDON, Illinois — Rosella Mae Jost, 94, Vincennes, Indiana, formerly of rural Quincy, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Bridgepointe Health Campus in Vincennes.

Rosella was born on Oct. 3, 1925, at home in rural Quincy to Arthur and Laura (Cramm) Holtman. She married Henry Jost, Jr. on Sept. 10, 1946, at Zion United Church of Christ in Ursa. Henry passed away on June 28, 2009.

Rosella was a lifelong member of Zion United Church of Christ in Ursa, where she served on many committees organizing church activities. She was a scrub nurse for Blessing Hospital then worked for two opthamologists in Quincy before retiring.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and volunteered with the American Red Cross. In her younger years she loved to bowl and played softball for 4-H. She loved gardening and her flowers.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Jost of Vincennes; three sisters, Jeanette Werner of Fort Collins, Colorado, Sylvia and her husband, Ralph, of Quincy, and Sandra Deal and her husband, Joe, of Burlington, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great-great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Deborah Sue Jost; and one sister, Marjorie Nelson.

Graveside services were held Friday at Quincy Memorial Park in Quincy with the Rev. Keela Neumann officiating.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to Zion United Church of Christ or a local humane society of the donor’s choice. You are invited to leave condolences and share memories of Rosella at

The Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon has been entrusted with the arrangements.