Rosma Joann Blyth

Rosma Joann Blyth, 87, of Lawson, died July 22, 2019 at Liberty Hospital.

She was born July 5, 1932 in New Hampton, MO, to Thomas William and Chloe Marie (Kinder) Branham. She was raised in New Hampton, MO, and was a graduate of Orrick High School.

She married Robert Keith Blyth of Orrick on May 19, 1951 in Orrick. She retired from Virden, Lee and Mason Radiology Group in 1977. After retiring, she moved from Orrick to Cape Fair. They moved to Warsaw, MO, in 1996 and then to Lawson.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Sherry Blyth of Warsaw, MO, and David and DaVona Blyth of Lawson, MO; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Steve Best of Hannibal, MO; four granddaughters, Jennifer Blyth of Independence, Kerri and Jamie Powell of Liberty, Erin and Adrian Keller of Columbia, and Andrea Collette of Columbia; two great grandsons, Liam Riley Powell and Blyth Robert Allen Powell of Liberty; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Sammy Max Taylor of Orrick, Vickie and Jim Barger of Liberty, Dwight McMullen of Orrick, Beverly Branham of Orrick, and William “Bill” Blyth of Orrick; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, and a sister-in-law, William “Bill” Estle and Norma Branham, and David Lee Branham; a brother-in-law, Tony Jiovenale; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Joy and Pete Merriman, and Sharon Louise McMullen.

Services will be Friday, July 26, 2019 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. and funeral service beginning at 2 p.m.

Memorials should be directed to either South Point Cemetery Association or The Ray County Historical Society.


So very sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful lady.
Dick and Jackie Caton

Mike, Sherry, Jennifer, and family; we are so sorry for your loss. Rosma will truly be missed. Such a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May God Bless and Comfort you.
Love Vic, Ruth, and Frank.