Rosemary Richards

Born: Tuesday, September 16, 1930
Passed: Friday, October 20, 2017

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Rosemary Richards, 87, of Cherry Valley, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. She was born on September 16, 1930, in Rockford, the daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (Baldinger) Thompson. A graduate of East High School. Rosemary was married to Glenn R. Richards until he predeceased her on July 10, 2004. She worked on the line at Warner Lambert for many years. Rosemary enjoyed her slot machines; the next time was always the last time.
She is survived by her son, Robert L. (Gail) Richards of Machesney Park; daughters, Diane Keen of Rockford and Susan (Bradley) Rockman of Roscoe; fourteen grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughters, Cynthia L. Dienhart and Elizabeth Hribal and infant daughter, Rose Richards; brother, Eugene Thompson; and twin sisters, Dorothy Peck and Doris Johnson.
Private family services will be held with an interment at Scandinavian Cemetery.

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  1. Charlie..

    So sorry you are going thru the pain of your Grandma passing....i know she was very special to you. She was a very pretty woman..... Love and hugs to you both. I'm thinking of you both....Hug around the neck, sweeties. 🌹ðŸ'•....Charlie

  2. Steve Cabrera

    I'm so sorry for your loss

  3. Nephew Dennis Peck

    Aunt Rosemary always said it like it was - just like her sisters. She was brought up by parents that really cared. Her Dad and my grandfather was the kindest person but if you messed with his three daughters you were in trouble. I truly loved my Aunt Rosie and will truly miss her. I always liked talking to her about anything. She was so much like my mother who I lost years ago that it felt like I knew they were so much alike it was like still having my mother in spirt. I will always love and miss her very much.

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