Rosalie Ann (Buchanan) Neel was born Aug. 10, 1932 in Bloomington, Indiana to Raymond Luther Buchanan and Ruth Eleanor (Elmore) Buchanan.
She attended elementary school in Hall, Indiana and graduated from Martinsville High School in 1950.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics education from Indiana University and substitute taught for one year before becoming an assistant therapeutic dietitian at Methodist Hospital in IN and St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. She also served as food manager for the Momence, Ill. school district for four years.
Rosalie returned to school at Kankakee Community College and Governor’s State University to obtain teaching certificates in elementary and learning disabilities education. She then taught for the Kankakee Community Special education cooperative and the Herscher school district in Illinois until retirement.
She married John Robert Neel on Dec. 28, 1952 at the First Christian Church in Bloomington, Ind. After retirement they returned to Bloomington, Indiana where she became a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church, the Quilter’s Guild, St. Mark’s quilters and the Salvation Auxiliary Army. She worked for a short time as a tutor at Ivy Tech in the learning program.
Her husband John died June 10, 2016.
Rosalie is survived by four daughters: Julia Neel Dietterle (Steven), Alicia Neel, Jeannine Neel Murphy (James), Jill Neel Marcotte (Mark), three granddaughters: Laura Marcotte Kimmel (Chris), Megan Murphy Shipley (Rob), Elizabeth Marcotte, three grandsons: Matthew Dietterle (Melissa), Christopher Murphy (Cassidy), and Ryan Marcotte, two brothers: Russell Buchanan, Raymond Buchanan (Joan), a sister-in-law Nina Neel Olvey (Donald) and a brother-in-law, Keith Neel (Theresa).  Rosalie is also survived by one great-grandson, Jude Kimmel and two great-granddaughters, Madelynn Dietterle and Lennon Kimmel, plus cousins, nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the Bloomington Indiana Salvation Army, American Lung Association, or any charity of your choice.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the St Mark’s United Methodist Church, 100 SR 46, in Bloomington. A celebration of life gathering will follow the service at the church. Cremation Rites have been accorded. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at