Rosemary Elise Steward

October 14, 1953 - August 18, 2019

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Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Rosemary Elise (Cooke) Steward, "Rosie", 65, of DeGraff, OH went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
She was born October 14, 1953 in Springfield, OH, to Marlin Charles and Leah Maud (Fisher) Cooke.
Rosie is survived by her husband of 47 years Gary Michael Steward, "Mike", two sons, Denver (Tammie) Steward, Austin (Kelli) Steward; 5 grandchildren, Montana Elise, Dakota Charles, Faith Elizabeth, Jack Michael and Clay William; five sisters, Marsha (Don) Mundy, Josie Cooke, Rhonda (Phil) Burns, Vanessa Cooke and Brenda (Denny) Lenox; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marlin Charles and Leah Maud (Fisher) Cooke, Denver Oscar Steward, Raymond and Betty Borders, Kenneth Cooke, Lillian (Fisher) Cooke
Rosie was an active member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Springfield, OH and the United Methodist Women's group. She then became a member of the Concord United Methodist Church in Urbana, OH where she attended bible study and was a member of the Hanna Missions Group. Rosie worked at Greenhills Child Care Center for 28 years and touched the lives of many children, parents and coworkers. That was where she met lifelong friends Carmel Nash, Brenda Stengel and Kim Case. Rosie enjoyed baking, especially her famous chocolate chip cookies, spending time with her family, attending all of her Grandkids events, taking her Grandkids on vacation (making many memories) and was an avid Buckeye fan; however, she would not watch the games for fear she would cause them to lose. Most of all, Rosie loved Jesus, enjoyed reading the Bible and sharing God's word. She dedicated her life to caring for and helping others. Rosie was known for her faith, strength, bright spirit and pure happiness. She made a difference in the lives of everyone who met her. Rosie really enjoyed the visits by all of the family and friends who stopped by in recent months. She felt loved by all.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5-8 pm at VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, OH. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 am with pastors Rev. Sherri Blackwell and Rev. Don Mundy. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice 701 S Main Street, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
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Marvin and Kathleen Jones - Aug 23, 2019
Thinking of you and your whole family today. Our prayers are with you as Rosie is lifted up to heaven. May God bring you peace and comfort.
Wes Wingfield - Aug 22, 2019
Gary, So sorry for your loss My prayers are for you and your family in this trying time
Lori Short - Aug 22, 2019
Gary, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers that the Lord will give you peace, strength,and comfort. Cherish the memories love Lori
Bob and Sue Godwin - Aug 21, 2019
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We will always have precious memories of Rosie in our hearts, she was a precious person to 5 of our grandchildren and touch their lives in many ways. Keep your chin up and hang on to the memories.
Brandy Bowers - Aug 20, 2019
My heart will be forever grateful to Rosie. She helped mold and raise so many amazing children through her years including my daughter Violet. Peace and love to the family, and know that through the many lives of children and parents she has touched Rosie’s legacy will go on and on for generations.
Neale Sanderson - Aug 19, 2019
Gary, So sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong my friend. Rosemary and Neale
Deb Dasher and family - Aug 19, 2019
Mike Denver and Austin and families, Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. This wonderful friend made a difference in so many lives. She will truly be missed.
Larry Hibbitts - Aug 19, 2019
So very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with Gary and his family.
Vicky Borders - Aug 19, 2019
I will miss you beautiful lady 💕💕
Jamie Miller - Aug 19, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing. She was my son’s teacher at the Green Hills Child Center. We always kidded that she moved up with Tristan. Than as Tristan got older she and Mike would come to one of his soccer games every year, from kindergarten to his senior night. We loved Rosie so very much and we will truly miss her beautiful soul. My heart is breaking for everyones loss. Jamie, Dave And Tristan Miller
Laurie & Gary Bias - Aug 19, 2019
Sorry for your loss, sending prayers and hugs for family and friends.
Ellie Wiles - Aug 19, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss she is loved by so many people. I will miss her so much

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