Rhea Carole (Seals) Bosecker

March 1, 1938 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 80)


     Rhea Carole Bosecker, 80 of Harrisburg, Illinois, passed away Tuesday morning, October 16, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born March 1, 1938 in Bellmont, Illinois.

     Mrs. Bosecker was raised in the Lick Prairie Community near Mt. Carmel, Illinois, where she graduated from high school. She married Richard Bosecker on August 4, 1957.

     Mrs. Bosecker graduated from Southeastern Illinois College and Southern Illinois University with a Masters degree in education. She taught at McKinley and West Side schools for 20 years before retiring. She was an avid antique collector and upon retirement her hobby became a part-time business. She and her husband have been active members at First Christian Church since 1968, where they both have served in various capacities over the years. She was also involved in Home Extension, Retired Teachers Association, and College Club.

     Mrs. Bosecker is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Richard Bosecker of Harrisburg; sons and their spouses, Tim and Lori Bosecker of Round Rock, Texas; Tony and Cheryl Bosecker of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Lauren (Bosecker) and Jack Dunaway of McGregor, Texas; Trey Bosecker of San Diego, California and Brandon Bosecker and Kristen Bosecker of Arlington, Texas; and two great granddaughters, Liberty and Finley Dunaway of McGregor, Texas. She is also survived by her brothers and their spouses, Don and Billie Seals of Paris, Illinois and Paul and Candy Seals of Olney, Illinois.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Leonard and Zelma Seals; brothers, Bernard Seals, and Bill Seals; and sisters Mary Ellen Wilson, Gail Hofmeister, and Jan Hergett.

     A celebration of life will be held at Reed Funeral Chapel at 2 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2018 officiated by Rev. Biff Moore. Visitation will be held prior to services from 12:30 to 2 PM, and burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be left for the family at  

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October 20, 2018

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Reed Funeral Chapel
503 East Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Funeral Service
October 20, 2018

2:00 PM
Reed Funeral Chapel
503 E. Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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