Roseanne Costello

Roseanne Lee Costello, daughter of Harold Lee Murphy and Gloria Choate Murphy, was born June 13, 1954, in Jefferson. She died at home with her family by her side on July 27.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 30 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Jefferson, with words of comfort by Father John Gerald.

Casket bearers will be Paul Costello, Nick Murphy, Jerry Murphy and Steve Murphy.

Roseanne grew up in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson High School with the Class of 1973.

On Nov. 10, 1973, Roseanne married her high school sweetheart, Brian Costello. They made their home in Jefferson and were the proud parents of three children: Jennifer, LeeAnne and Paul.

She worked for many years as a clerk for Frigidaire and then later Electrolux before retiring. Roseanne loved to can vegetables and make salsa. She also enjoyed doing crafts, especially crocheting.

Most of all she loved spending time with her family; they meant more to her than anything in the world.

Roseanne was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Susan Murphy; and a grandson, Justin Wika.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Costello, of Jefferson; her children: Jennifer (Brian) Wika, of Rio Rancho, N.M.; LeeAnne (John) Sorensen, of Henderson, Nev.; and Paul Costello, of Jefferson; two grandchildren: Jason Wika and Johannah Wika; her siblings: John Murphy, of Jefferson; Steve Murphy, of Jefferson; Jerry Murphy, of Jefferson; Michelle (Dale) Shriver, of Ankeny; and Andy (Judy) Murphy, of Jefferson; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

Memorials in honor of Roseanne are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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