Rosemary E. Rose

McLean – Rosemary E. Rose, 95, of McLean, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Arc at Normal.

Services for Rosemary will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024, at the Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Tony Billingsley officiating. Burial will be at Oak View Cemetery in Armington.

Rosemary Britton was born May 13, 1928, in Hopedale, the daughter of Arthur and Eva Pomprenke Britton. She was first united in marriage to Charles Eckhardt in 1950. He preceded Rosemary in death in 1964. She later married Ralph Rose on May 15, 1971. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1999.

Rosemary is survived by one daughter, Diana (Duane) Stappenbeck; four grandchildren: David Eckhardt, Michael (Queenie Rose Catigan Orbista) Eckhardt, David Stappenbeck, and Darin (Ashley Crawford) Stappenbeck; and daughter-in-law, Pam Eckhardt.

She was preceded in death by two sons: David Eckhardt and Dean Eckhardt; one brother, David Britton; and one sister, Joan Tutoky.

Rosemary was a graduate of Hopedale High School and attended the McLean Christian Church. She had worked as secretary at the Armington Grade School for many years, as a clerk at the Shell Station in McLean, and also at the DIXIE Trucker’s Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Armington Fire & Rescue.

Final Arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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