Rosemary Stockle, 80, of Colfax, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2018) at her home.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Colfax United Methodist Church, Colfax, with Pastor Gifty Roberts Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colfax United Methodist Church, Colfax. A Rebekah service at 7:30 p.m. will conclude visitation. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to Colfax United Methodist Church, Colfax.
Rosemary was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Fairbury, the daughter of Ernest and Katherine Obergfel Grace. She married Alfred “Red” Stockle on July 7, 1957, in Fairbury. He died Feb. 12, 2016.
Survivors include the light of her life, her grandson, David Ferguson, Colfax; and three daughters, Dorothea “Dot” Stockle, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Pauline (Daryl) Ferguson, Colfax; Rev. Rachel Stockle, Loda.
Her parents; one brother, LeRoy Grace; and infant sister, Pauline Grace, preceded her in death.
Rosemary retired after 17 years from Illinois State University as the secretary of the theater department.
She was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church where she was the chairperson of the administrative board and a member of many other committees. She was also a member of the Charity Home Rebekah Lodge, Fairbury, and associate member of the May Queen Rebekah Lodge, LeRoy. Rosemary was a past grand matriarch of Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, where she was bestowed the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Rosemary was dedicated to her church and her community. She was a founding member of the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association. She was an avid Cubs fan since she was 8 years old and was able to watch her beloved Cubs win the World Series.
A registry is available at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.