Rosemary Orr, age 87, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
She was born October 31, 1931 in Brown County, Illinois the daughter of Percy and Cordelia Pate Walker. She married William Allen Orr on June 1, 1952 in the Buckhorn Methodist Church in Brown County and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2003.
Mrs. Orr was a homemaker. Earlier in life she worked for the FBI in Springfield, Illinois.
She graduated from Brown County High School in Mt. Sterling, Illinois and then attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois.
Mrs. Orr was a member of the Timewell Baptist Church.
Rosemary served as a 4-H Leader, was a member of the American Baptist Women Missionary Society, the Brown County Home Extension and volunteered for Mt. Sterling Senior Center for 15 years. She always enjoyed and took special pride in raising her flowers.
Survivors include 2 daughters Christina Perez of Gallatin, Tennessee and Kathryn Bradley of Mt. Sterling, Illinois. A daughter-in-law LoAnn Orr of Timewell, Illinois. 8 grandchildren Danny, Michael, and David Perez, Misty Cael-Blake (Lucas), Lauralee Light (Matt), Alicia Kepley (Keith), James Bradley (Gina) and Christopher Bradley. 9 great grandchildren Amber Arwine, Caelee Blake, Gavin Perez, Joshua, Brian, Lucas and Kingston Kepley, Madeline and Maxwell Bradley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son Larry William Orr, 2 sons-in-law Lonnie Perez and Brian Bradley, 1 brother Robert Walker and 1 sister Betty Hatch.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Dale Gadberry and Keith Kepley officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Saturday in the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Timewell Baptist Church or Brown County Against Cancer.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.
Timewell Baptist Church
Brown County Against Cancer
P.O. Box 68, Mount Sterling IL 62353