CHARLESTON -- Carmelita Little Rolwing, 90, died Aug. 10, 2007, at the Charleston Manor.
Born July 15, 1917, in Lincoln County, to the late Rupert and Catherine White Little, she moved to Mississippi County with her father and brother in 1932. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church, she had earlier belonged to the Daughters of Isabella, the Athena Club and the Texas Bend Extension Club. She had served as a 4-H leader and as the chairperson for the Mississippi County Chapter American Cancer Society Memorial Program for a number of years. In 1972, she was recognized as Charleston's Honorary Woman of the Year, and in 1992, she was honored as Woman of the Year by the Charleston Lion's Club.
On Aug. 9, 1941, she married Norbert Rolwing, who survives of the home in Charleston.
Other survivors include: four sons and two daughters-in-law, Joseph and Dianne Rolwing of Nashville, Tenn., Otto Stephen Rolwing of Prescott, Ariz., Ron and Jeanne Rolwing of Charleston and Jerry Rolwing of Borrego Springs, Calif.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Carl Darnell of Taylorsville, Ky., Mary and Charles Golden of Montgomery, Ala., and Judy and Jim Porter of Moore, Okla.; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
One brother, Harold Little; and one sister, Regina Little, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston. Monsignor Richard Rolwing, senior priest in residence, will serve as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the Texas Bend Cemetery north of Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Richard Darnell, Carl Stricker, Stephen McClanahan, John Darnell, David Rolwing and Jeffrey Rolwing.
may be made to:
St. Henry Catholic School
304 Court St.
Charleston, MO 63834
The charity of the donor's choice