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Rosemary Curtis

ABINGDON-Rosemary Anne Curtis, 90, East Peoria, formerly of Abingdon, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Quincy, the daughter of Charles and Roseina (Wilhelm) Hilfrink. She married John Henry Curtis May 25, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death Aug. 26, 2005.

Rosemary is survived by her children, Mary Jo (Jerry) Moshier, Abingdon, Teresa Edgar, East Peoria, Randall W. (Carol) Curtis, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dennis R. Curtis, Jacksonville; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bernice Wagner, Quincy.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Johnny Clifford Curtis, one brother and two sisters.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic Church School in Quincy in 1933. She was a homemaker.

She had lived in East Peoria with her daughter the past two years and prior to that had lived most of her life in Abingdon. She had also resided in Lowell, Ariz., for a short time.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Abingdon, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church and was the Sunday School C.C.D. teacher for 14 years. She was also a member of the St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary in Galesburg.

Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Abingdon. Father William Miller officiated.

Burial was in Abingdon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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