OBITUARY

Rosa Lee McCue

October 22, 1940October 12, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Rosa Lee McCue, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at her home.

Born October 22, 1940 in Groveport, Ohio to Guy and Esther (Nieman) Hill, she married Gerald McCue on May 30, 1959 in Pekin. He died May 18, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Hill.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Byrd of Revere, Missouri and Debra (Dave) Williams of Pekin; one son Gerald L. (Vickie) McCue of Fort Myers, Florida; nine grandchildren, Brandi (Jared) Conway of Fenwick, Michigan, Charles (Niki) Davidson of Delavan, Robbie McCue of Texas, Angela (Joey) Hallihan of Fort Myers, Florida, Jamie Williams, Amanda Davidson, Derrick (Kenzy) Nelson and Robert Golden all of Pekin, Roberta (Brian) Byrd of Revere, Missouri; 17 great-grandchildren, Bianca Conway, Emily, Erin and Mathew Williams, Carly, Abigail and Makenzi Jenkins, Robert, Chase and Tristen Mccue, Keegan, Cole, Kaydence and Charlie Davidson, Natalynn, Khloey and Rosie Nelson and one sister, JoAnn Hersey of Gainesville, Florida.

Rosa worked for many years as a waitress at various restaurants in Pekin; including Sambos and Italo’s in Creve Coeur.

Her greatest enjoyment was caring for other people and dedicated 42 years caring for her disabled husband. She was hardworking, enjoyed cooking, scrabble and listening to music. Rosa would listen to just about everything, pop music and Kid Rock were among some of her favorites.

Her graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2021 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Pastor Randy Justus will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006-3517.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 18, 2021

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Rhonda Williams

October 15, 2021

I meet Rosa when I was around 15, her daughter and are have been "bestys" forever. I spent alot of good times with her, she loved playing scrabble and won just about every game. Her and her daughter, Debbie, sacrificed alot to take care of her husband, they both done things most women couldn't or wouldn't do. RIP, Rosa. You will be missed.

Greg Criss

October 14, 2021

I worked with Rosie many years ago at Sambos. What a hard working go getter. She was fun to work with keeping things light and fun. I had the utmost respect for her the way she cared for Jerry. R.I.P. Rosie. Gone from us but never forgotten . Prayers to the family!!

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