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Mary Elizabeth (Little) Rosenberg

May 22, 1929 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Mary E. Rosenberg “Aunt Orange”, 93, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home.

She was born May 22, 1929, in Nolensville, Tennessee, to Horace and Leona Stone Little.  She was of the Baptist faith. 

Mary had multiple occupations during her career, and was the first to admit that she loved all of her jobs.  At the age of 14, she was employed as a ticket clerk at a movie theatre in Nashville.  Other jobs in Nashville included working as a clerk in a candy store, Southwestern Bell, and a licensed beautician.  Her most recent and most lengthy career was in retail accounting and merchandise procurement, primarily in the state of Florida.

She married Bernard “Bernie” Rosenberg.  They enjoyed working and traveling together.  Bernie preceded her in death.

Aunt Orange’s loving survivors include nine nieces and nephews, Gail (the late Vern) Heimbach of Texas, Tom (Valerie) Little of Oak Ridge, Mo., Donna (Richard) Schafer of Marble Hill, Missouri, Bobby (Martha) Little of Scott City, Paula (Jim) Flanner of Marble Hill, Roger Little of Chaffee, Carol (Steve) McLemore of Jackson, Wanda Little of St. Louis, and Greg (Tracy) Little of Jackson; Debbie Little of Cape Girardeau (wife of late nephew, David “Chug” Little); and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Bessie Little; her parents; and a nephew, David “Chug” Little; and a great-niece, Ashley McLemore Buell.

Visitation is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2022, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The Rev. Fred Burgard will conduct the funeral service at 1 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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November 25, 2022

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

Funeral Service
November 25, 2022

1:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

Interment following funeral service
November 25, 2022

McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

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Mary Rosenberg

May 22, 1929-November 20, 2022

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