Harsh Cemetery Fund
TYPE OF FUND: Cemetery Preservation Sub-Fund / Field of Interest DATE APPROVED: January 27, 2016
PURPOSE: Funds are to be used for maintenance, upkeep, and beautification of the Harsh Cemetery located 4 miles past the Union Chapel Church on Clover Run Road.
DISTRIBUTION: An annual grant will be awarded for the maintenance, upkeep and beautification of the Harsh Cemetery in accordance with the TCF Cemetery Preservation Fund Specifications.
VARIANCE POWER: If, in the judgment of the TCF Board of Directors, the restrictions and conditions of the fund become unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community, the TCF Board of Directors maintains the right to modify the terms of this fund.
FUNDING: The fund was initiated in 2014 with $2,000 from Leeorr Rosier.
BACKGROUND: Leeorr Marie Rosier Rosier lived in Clover Run, where she and her husband Stearl owned and operated the Rosier’s Polled Hereford Farm for many years. She was 89 at the time of her death on June 11, 2015. She was interred at Harsh Cemetery alongside other family members.
Born August 21, 1925 in Elkins, WV, she was a daughter of Arlie Earl Rosier and Dove Virginia Fawley Rosier Dugger. On February 21, 1942 she married Stearl Rosier, Sr., who preceded her in death after sixty four years of marriage.
She attended the schools of Baltimore, MD. She was a homemaker and was a former employee of the City of Parsons. She attended the Parsons Church of God. According to family members, “Leeorr was a strong woman before the term “strong woman” was popular. She was a child living in Baltimore during the Great Depression where she knew what it was like to do without, to share the little that she had, and to find usefulness in all things. While her husband was away in World War II, she cared for their family. As a farmer, her hard work and knowledge of farming matched her husband’s. She could take the few ingredients that were on-hand to make lunch for her family on Sunday. Before her sight was taken by macular degeneration, she loved to embroidery and read the “gossip papers.” She was complicated and difficult, yet loving and nurturing.”
Surviving family members include:
Daughter, Shirley Ann Carr and husband Hoye of Parsons
Sons Robert Lee “Bud” Rosier (Beverly) of Clover Run and Rodney Dale “Sug” Rosier Donna Kay) of Pifer Mountain
Daughter-in-law Flora Jean Rosier Custer
Half-sisters Charlotte Mullenax, Nancy Carver , and Patricia Gainer
Eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild