Rose Black marks 45 years with U.S. Postal Service

It’s probably safe to say almost everybody in Beardstown has met Rose Black at least once. And while many may not know her name, they’ve met her. That is, if they’ve ever been to the Post Office.

That’s because Rose Black is “the Post Office lady.” She’s the person you’re most likely to meet when going to the service window.

Rose was recently recognized for having completed 45 years’ service as a U.S. Postal Service employee, and for more than 20 years, she’s been the lady behind the counter.

Black began her postal service career on June 26, 1973, and ironically celebrated her 45th anniversary on the job on what was “Zip Code Day” in Beardstown 6.26.18.

Black was actually a school teacher when she first joined the postal service. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>