Rosemary L. Steinle, 78, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at the Russell Regional Hospital.
Rosemary was born on January 28, 1945, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Jerome and Rose Marie (Marino) Liuzza. She grew up in New Orleans and graduated from Warren Eston High School in New Orleans in 1963. She graduated in 1967, from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and worked as an elementary school teacher until she retired in 1995. She met, fell in love, and was united in marriage to Roy Neil Steinle on October 10, 1970, in New Orleans, Louisiana. From this union Rosemary and Roy were blessed with two sons David and Jason. After the devastating hurricane Katrina in August 2005, they decided to move to Russell, Kansas to be closer to Roy’s father, Elmer Steinle. Rosemary quickly made several friends in Russell, joining the Wednesday chapter of TOPS and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 99. She was also invited to join a group of Russell ladies that got together on Wednesdays for lunch. Rosemary later left TOPS and the “lunch bunch” disbanded, but Rosemary stayed in contact with many of the people from both groups. She devoted much of her time to the American Legion Post 99 Auxiliary. She met with young ladies of RHS each year that had interest in attending Girls State, helped prepare meals for stag/stagette each fourth Thursday of the month, tended bar at the Post, and took care of Auxiliary memberships and finances. Rosemary made it a routine for her and two of her best friends to meet every Wednesday morning for coffee and laughs. She also enjoyed cooking, watching Louisiana State University and Notre Dame sports, and was a various book reader visiting the Russell Library on a weekly basis. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her husband Roy, 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.
Surviving family are her husband Roy of the home; sons David Steinle of Russell, Kansas and Jason Steinle and wife Kim of Nolensville, Tennessee; brother Jerry Liuzza and wife Kerri of Gulfport, Mississippi and 3 grandchildren Alister Shoulders, Luke and Jack Steinle.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Joe, Nick and Roy Liuzza. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, January 29, 2024, at the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Russell, Kansas. Family will greet guests on the day of the graveside service. Cremation has been chosen by the family. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.