The Washington Times-Herald


February 25, 2014

Rosemary Healy

Nov. 8, 1923 - Feb. 21, 2014

MONROE, Wis. — Rosemary F. Healy, 90, died peacefully Friday, February 21, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital with family by her side.

She was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Washington, the daughter of Alton and Frances (Harbin) Showalter. Rosemary graduated from Barr Township High School in Montgomery and then graduated from Indiana Business College in Muncie. Rosemary married James L. Healy, the love of her life, on July 9, 1943, at Camp Elliott, San Diego. After World War II, they moved to Kokomo where they lived for 65 years until moving to Monroe in 2012 to live with their son, James. Rosemary was a very loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a lifelong member of the Courtland Avenue Friends Church in Kokomo where she served on the board of directors and participated in many clubs and organizations. Rosemary was a wonderful cook and also enjoyed reading, quilting, crocheting, and sewing. She enjoyed collecting antique furniture and glassware and could often be found at local garage sales and estate auctions. After her family was grown she spent several years working as a bookkeeper for the Kokomo Government Housing Corp. In retirement, Rosemary and Jim enjoyed traveling to South Padre Island, Texas, during the winter months.

She is survived by her devoted husband, James of Monroe; four sons Stephen (Sandi) of Bozeman, Mont., Rodney (Terry) of Kingsport, Tenn., James (Maryann) of Monroe and Kim (Terri) of San Diego; a daughter, Cheryl Jones of London, England; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Kenny Showalter, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Marguerite Bateman, Mildred Niblack, Helen Heffernan, Thelma Strange, and Jeanette Bullock; and two brother, Charles Showalter and Roscoe Showalter.

Private family services will be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Kokomo Rescue Mission, 321 West Mulberry, Kokomo, IN

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