Obituaries Mary Margaret Rosetta Colson

Mary Margaret Rosetta Colson


Mary Margaret Rosetta Colson

May 25, 1944 – Dec. 21, 2020

ROSSVILLE — Mary Margaret Rosetta Colson, Rossville, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. She was 76.

She was born May 25, 1944, in Osage City, the daughter of Victor Frank Rosetta Sr. and Mae Elizabeth (Kinney) Rosetta. She received a high school diploma from Osage City High School in 1962.

Mary was employed as a switchboard operator for Memorial Hospital and later for Menninger’s Hospital.

She was a member of Most Pure Heart Catholic Church, Topeka.

Mary married Richard Barngrover Sr. They later divorced. She married Alois J. Werth Jr., in 1993. He preceded her in death in 1996. She married Dennis Colson. He survives.

Mary enjoyed bowling, bingo, playing cards, visiting the casino and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed traveling. She visited Italy, with her sister, where she met relatives and traveled throughout Europe. She was an avid K-State fan and enjoyed watching football and basketball and watching her children play sports. She was also a 4-H mom and her primary duties were holding ribbons and trophies.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Rosetta.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Richard Barngrover Jr. (Sharon), Berryton, Margie Delfelder (Joe), Topeka, and Martha “Mara” Phelps (John), Gallatin, Tenn.; three grandchildren, SSgt. Richard Barngrover III (Amber), Fountain, Colo., Dr. Brian Barngrover (Dana) of Nacogdoches, TX, and Lane Phelps of Gallatin, TN; four great-grandchildren, Gavin and Brayden Barngrover, Fountain, Colo., and Elizabeth and Jacob Barngrover, Nacogdoches, Texas; three siblings, Marjorie McDonald, Topeka, Victor Frank Rosetta Jr., Kimberly City, Mo., and John Rosetta, Tecumseh, KS; four nieces and nephews, Victor Rosetta III, Ramona McDonald, Lori Wood, Martin Rosetta and Amy Warren.

Mary was cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st, Topeka, KS 66604.

Dove Cremations and Funerals – Southwest Chapel is assisting the family.

Condolences may be expressed at


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