March 20, 1929 – May 6, 2020
Springfield, IL-Rosemary King, 91, of Springfield, passed away at 5:00 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
She was born in Mattoon, IL March 20, 1929 the daughter of George Forrest and Ora (Todd) King. Her parents preceded her in death.
Rosemary earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois and her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Indiana University. She served in both Chicago and Decatur with physicians in private practice. She also taught at Lincoln Land Community College.
She was also very involved in her community, serving as a docent at the Old State Capitol and as a volunteer at Lincoln Memorial Gardens. She was a devoted member of Christ Episcopal Church, a member of the Sargent Caleb Hopkins Chapter of DAR, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Rosemary is survived by several cousins, including Roger Key of Lake Zurich, IL and dear friends, Sue and Jim Filler of Springfield.
Friends may call from 9-10 am Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, IL. CDC and State of Illinois guidelines will be practiced including visitor’s wearing mask and proper social distancing. Funeral services will be private with burial in Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home. 217-544-5424
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
May 25, 2020
Rosemary was one of my favorite people during our membership at Christ Church. Funny and down-to-earth, she was always willing to lend a hand. I could count on her for sound advice. My favorite memory was the summer we did a vacation bible school together. Her ideas and energy brought it all together. It was so much fun and the kids were so engaged. She was a treasure and will be missed.
Kathy Jo Stuva
May 14, 2020
Deepest sympathy to Rosemary’s family. My mother, Katheryn Hohenstein, taught nursing with Rosemary many years ago. She was a fun and very caring person. Rest In Peace Rosemary.
Kathy Jo Stuva
May 10, 2020
The members of Sgt. Caleb Hopkins Chapter of DAR send prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the friends and family of Rosemary King.
May 8, 2020
Rosemary was one of my nursing instructors at Lincoln Land, I graduated in 1985. She was awesome and we kept in touch through my husband, Jim Matheis, who was director at LMG when she volunteered there. She was a fun, wonderful person. She will be missed.
May 8, 2020
Rosemary was a wonderful person. She was always willing to help. I just saw her recently at the First Presbyterian Home and we were speaking about family . We will miss her