Rosemary Lathrop

January 21, 1942October 1, 2017

ROSEMARY LATHROP, 75, of Cisne, IL passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 8:55pm at Clay County Hospital in Flora, IL.

Rosemary was born January 21, 1942 at Mount Pulaski, IL to Willis Henry and Eva Elizabeth (Purcell) Ayers.

Rosemary was a homemaker. She enjoyed plastic canvas, painting, ceramics and crocheting.

Rosemary is survived by her life partner, Rocky Whipple of Cisne, IL; five daughters Elaine (Mack) Drake of Cisne, IL, Anita Wiles of Albion, IL, Nena (Larry) Michaels of Urbana, IL, Tina (Steve) Hudspath of Johnston City, IL, Zina (Mark) Tabor of Millerton, NY, and one son, Fred (Coleen) Lathrop of South Carolina; two sisters Betty Erlenbush of Lincoln, IL and Zella Shehorn of Ozark, Alabama; and one brother Lonnie Ayers of Lincoln, IL. 22 grandchildren: Paige, Cindy, Matt, Ben, Kenny, Allie, Theresa, Lee, Seth, Robert, Brandon, Jessica, Thomas, Lindsey, Eddie, Freida, Faye, Carla, Justin, Toni, Cassandra, Jamie, Christie, Misty, and Scott; and 34 plus great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers Willis “Junior” Ayers, and Robert Ayers; and one sister, Lucille Seiler.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, IL.

Memorials may be given to the Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.

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Theresa Taylor

October 4, 2017

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