Rosemary Glass

May 4, 1928August 30, 2018

Rosemary T. Glass, 90, of Indianapolis, departed this life peacefully August 30, 2018. She was born May 4, 1928 in Tipton, IN to the late Joseph B. and Isabell U. (Brady) Mattingly. She is also preceded in death by her husband, George F. Glass; brother, John B. Mattingly; and sister, Miriam Ann Mattingly. Rosemary attended St. Joseph Academy in Tipton and received her Bachelor Degree and Master of Social Work from Indiana University. She worked with Catholic Charities in adoption placement before continuing her career as a social worker with Indianapolis Public Schools. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and was active as a volunteer and social activist. Rosemary dearly enjoyed her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Fred Glass (Barbara); brother, Daniel J. Mattingly; grandchildren, Katie Askey (Tom), Joe Glass (Emily), Connor Glass, and George Glass; great grandchildren, Betsy Askey, Ellie Askey, Anna Rose Askey, and Lucy Glass; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday, September 3 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St. and 9:00 am to 10:00 am Tuesday, September 4 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 46th and Illinois. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday, September 4 at the church with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to: Rosemary Glass Scholarship Fund for St. Thomas Aquinas School, 4625 N. Illinois St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

Online condolences may be left at


  • Isabelle (Brady) Mattingly, Mother
  • Joseph Mattingly, Father
  • George Glass, Husband
  • Fred Glass (Barbara), Son
  • John Mattingly, Brother
  • Daniel Mattingly, Brother
  • Miriam Ann Mattingly, Sister
  • Katie Askey (Tom), Grandchild
  • Tom Glass (Emily), Grandchild
  • Connor Glass, Grandchild
  • George Glass, Grandchild
  • Betsy Askey, Great Grandchild
  • Ellie Askey, Great Grandchild
  • Anna Rose Askey, Great Grandchild
  • Lucy Glass, Great Grandchild

  • Rosemary Glass Scholarship Fund for St. Thomas Aquinas School


  • Visitation Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Rosemary Glass

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Leo Queisser

September 6, 2018

Fred and family:

My most sincere condolences.

I worked with Rosemary at Catholic Social Serrvices in the late 60s and again at IPS in the 90s. She was always very friendly. When I retired, she invited me to join her retirement group for monthly luncheons at Le Peep. I also had a beer on a few occasions with your Dad at Red Key and Bulldog. Another great person.

Finally, I was at a campfire party with her and rest of Catholic Social Service staff in late 60s and we were doing singalongs. Next thing I know, I, the world's worst singer, have a
guitar in my hands and a willing crowd in front of me. Well, sure enough I was terrible for everyone except a little 6-7 year old boy in the front row who thought I was the next Elvis and listened attentively to every note. His name: Fred Glass. Ha.

Rosemary was a great lady. May she rest in peace.

Leo Queisser

Kathleen Scott

September 4, 2018

Aunt Rosemary had a way of looking at you that made you feel loved and thoroughly inspected at the same time. I’ll miss her frankness most of all. Rest with peace Aunt Rosemary.

Maribeth Ransel

September 2, 2018

Rosemary was a good friend during our social work days at Catholic Social Services/St. Elizabeth's Home. She was my mentor as I learned the ins and outs of adoption placement, and when she left St. E's, I took over her remaining cases. She was a great example to all of us who were just entering the field, and I will always remember her kindnesses and her professionalism.

Maribeth (Taylor) Ransel

Ben Glancy

September 2, 2018

Long time friend of your mother and father. Sorry about your loss. Rosemary was a fun,sweet and a true lady.

Dee Enrico-Janik

August 31, 2018

Dear Fred and family:

Your Mom was one of my Christ Renews sisters; I will always cherish those times we were together! She was a wise and moreover compassionate soul who will be missed by many.

May our Creator grant you strength to grieve and joyous memories of a life truly well lived!