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My condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Winona Lawson Whitaker - Centerville, IA   Oct 13, 2015

Thanks to Rosemary & Gerald I am the wonderful woman I am today. Rosemary & Gerald not only welcomed me into their home as one of their own BUT they loved me when my own mother didn't love me. I am thankful everyday for Rosemary and her family. Rosemary recently shared some great memories with me. We laughed, we hugged, I cried....Thank you for choosing to be my mother Rosemary. I will take GOOD CARE of you man.

Posted by: Brenda Selvy - Centerville, IA   Oct 13, 2015

Kids Don't ever think your grandma did'nt have a great since of humor,because she did lol!I remember once she recieved a phone call,from a gung ho siding salesman and as i sat there with all of my attention on the conversation drinking a Mt-dew that she always kept on hand at the house!Anyway it seem'ed like they were on the phone for an hour or better,but i'm sure it was'nt that long but this guy was long winded telling her

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Posted by: Richard Williams - Trenton, MO - Foster son   Oct 13, 2015

Hi my name is Joshua Michael simmons I want to just say I'm so sorry for everyone's lose it was a very big lose for for me because rosemary was once my foster mother and she was always trying to get me to see the big picture of life.. she tried to help me when I lived with her and Gerald they tried to teach me right from wrong but I was to hard headed and selfish to listen to

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Posted by: Joshua simmons - Centerville, IA - foster son   Oct 13, 2015

Rosemary was always a very wonderful lady. My 2 youngest boys was in her care for quite sometime and she was good to the boys and to my self. A woman with many kind words and always was a woman with a heart of gold she will never be forgotten by my boys nor myself we love you Rosemary to the moon and back
Our condolences go out to all of the family at this time would like to say

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Posted by: Beverly Caraccio - Centerville, IA - Friend   Oct 12, 2015

I came to know Rosemary at Golden Age when she came to visit her husband. She was always thinking of someone else instead of herself. We miss her presence as does her husband. She was a great lady. Rest in peace our friend!
Golden Age Staff & Residents

Posted by: Dalene Hamilton - Centerville, IA - friend   Oct 12, 2015

Paula and family I was so sorry to hear about Rosemary. My thoughts will be with you. Rosemary was a good lady.

Posted by: Connie VanBlaricom - Deltona, FL - Friend   Oct 12, 2015

I worked with Rosemary for many years. She had an amazing ability to love other people's children, to be nurturing and firm at the same time. She was dependable, had a sense of humor as well as deep empathy for others. Many people's lives have been touched by this wonderful woman. She will be missed.

Posted by: Bonnie Martin - Former Co-Worker   Oct 12, 2015

Because I'm a social worker I've known Rosemary for a very long time. She was not just a great foster parent she was a loving parent and grandmother and friend. More recently I've sat and talked with her at the nursing home where Gerald and my mother both live. I am greatly saddened by Rosemary's passing. She was a dear wonderful fun person. It doesn't seem possible that she has passed. I will miss her. Blessings to her family.

Posted by: Nell Gates - Centerville, IA - Old friend   Oct 12, 2015

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss., she will be tremendously missed

Posted by: deb & Rick Henkle - Cinainnati, IA - friend   Oct 12, 2015