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In Memory of

Rosemary E. Pray

July 27, 1931 - June 17, 2017

Obituary


Rosemary Elizabeth Pray, nee Kelley, 85, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born, July 27, 1931, in Flint, Michigan, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Maryville, Illinois with her loving family by her side.

Rosemary was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She married the love of her life on, June 14, 1952 and to this union brought 6 children. She worked in the St Elizabeth's Nursery for 8 years until deciding to return to her biggest passion, being a wife and mother. She took pride and joy in her family...

Rosemary Elizabeth Pray, nee Kelley, 85, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born, July 27, 1931, in Flint, Michigan, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Maryville, Illinois with her loving family by her side.

Rosemary was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She married the love of her life on, June 14, 1952 and to this union brought 6 children. She worked in the St Elizabeth's Nursery for 8 years until deciding to return to her biggest passion, being a wife and mother. She took pride and joy in her family and home wellbeing. Rosemary enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and sewing. She was a former member of the Officer's Wife Club and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, since 1966 formerly, Saint Albert's the Great Catholic Church. Rosemary was a loving mother, grandma, great grandma and friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Donald D. Pray; her daughter, Mary Cooper; her parents William Andrew and Mary Ann (nee Hottois) Kelley and her son-in-law, Robert "Bob" Childers.

Surviving are her loving children; Patricia (Steven) Reichling, of Belleville, IL, Pamela Thomas, of O'Fallon, IL, Donna (Donald) Sirko, of Edwardsville, IL, Diane Childers, of Maryville, IL and Paul Pray, of O'Fallon, IL; her son-in-law, Walter Cooper; her grandchildren, Rachel (Joe) Schaal, Rebecca (Marty) Steinacher, Stephanie (Stephen) Schwartz, David (Anne Marie Hill) Sirko, Rob Childers, James "JD" Childers and Anthony Cooper; her great grandchildren, Piper, Kennedy, Addalyn, Alma, Allison, Evelyn, Annabelle, Kanon and one bundle of joy on the way; two cousins, Connie Marshall and Jean Mishall, of La Mesa, CA and a dear number of nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Illinois or Vitas Hospice, Fairview Heights, IL. Additional memories and condolences may be shared online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com

Visitation: Friends and family may visit from 4pm to 8pm, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois. An additional visitation will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 10 am to 11 am.

Funeral Services: Mass will be held immediately after visitation at 11am, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Father Ray Schultz officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery.