Rosetta L. Davis, 82, Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at 11:30 p.m. at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Oct. 18, 1922 in Avon, she was the daughter of Ernest and Almira (Hesson) Roller.
She was a retired chemical engineer for Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. She also bred and raised Tennessee walking horses.
She attended Vincennes University and received her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.
She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. She was also a World War II veteran, a life member of DAV through Lt. Col. Bailey's Chapter 2 in Bedford. She was the Indiana state director for Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association, a member of Indiana Walking Horse and Racking Horse Association and a member of Kentucky Walking Horse Association.
She is survived by four sons David J. Davis of Linton, Douglas Davis of Montana, Ray Kimbro Jr. of Virginia and Chris Oleze of South Carolina; one daughter Frances Benton of Bedford; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Thomas Wheeler; one granddaughter Jennifer Lacy; and one brother Ernest Roller Jr.
Graveside service will he Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial following at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.
A memorial mass will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Sound Horses, 6614 Clayton Road 105, St. Louis, Mo., 63117 or D.A.V. Transportation, 2439 West 16th St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46222.