AURORA, Ill. — Rosemary H. Marshall, 94, Aurora, Ill., formerly of Royal Center, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Jennings Terrace Healthcare Center, Aurora.
Born on Feb. 5, 1920, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Ira and Hilma (Dicks) Hobbs. On July 19, 1941, she married the Rev. James E. Cheney. He preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1990. She later married Thomas R. Marshall on Oct. 18, 1997, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2002.
She was a 1938 graduate of Indianapolis Arsenal Tech. Rosemary also had attended Floyd Jones School of Sacred Music, Indianapolis. She was a talented musician with a beautiful alto voice and enjoyed playing the piano. She embraced life and learned how to play the dulcimer in her 80s. She enjoyed her computer and her Kindle.
Mrs. Marshall was a retired medical secretary who had been employed by several physicians during her career.
She was a member of Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora, Ill.
Survivors include her daughter, Jill Orr of Aurora, Ill.; sister, Barbara Barnes of Indianapolis; grandsons, Greg Guess, Glenn Guess, Caleb Ackerman and Gilbert Ackerman; granddaughters: Kelly McCarney and Kim Skaper. In addition, she had three great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters and one great-great-grandson.
She was also preceded in death by daughter, Dixie Richey, and her brother, Thomas Hobbs.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Imagine No Malaria c/o Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora, Ill.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center.
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