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Rosemary “Rosey” Smith

December 12, 1950 - January 30, 2024
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Rosemary Smith, aged 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, surrounded by her devoted family. The youngest of four children, Rosey was born in Toledo, Ohio, on December 12, 1950, to Robert and Mary Hecker. She married Michael Smith in 1970, and they had five wonderful children together.  After residing in various states,Continue Reading

Anastasia Cole left a message on February 6, 2024:
What a truly beautiful person, Ms. Rosey was so amazing to everyone and was such a chill fun good time.. at all times. She raised 5 incredible kids all on her own and each of them grew up to be just as selfless and caring as her. She really was a saint and a shining example of how to be there for others.. I am so glad she graced us with her loving and nurturing spirit. You are an angel, Ms. Rosey! 
Lynn Scurlock left a message on February 6, 2024:
I heard about your loss recently and wanted all of you to know how sorry I am. When I think of your mother, I remember her kind smile and welcoming attitude. She always reminded me of the "Psalms" woman where her children "rise up around her and call her blessed." While I was going nuts chasing around two boys, Rosey easily handled her five children and a few extra kids too. She taught me several crafts working together on the Fall Festival and was fun to be around. I am sorry for all of you who must miss her terribly, but confident that she is reaping her heavenly rewards with our Lord who certainly greeted her with the words "well done, good and faithful servant.". You are all in my prayers. May God shower you with His perfect peace.
Mike and Julie Isaacson left a message on February 6, 2024:
Dear Kids: What a mom you had! Always there for you and whoever you brought home. I know how proud she was of each of you. She amazed me when she came back to school. Her legacy lives on in each of you and her grands. Mike and Julie
Locke Isaacson left a message on February 6, 2024:
I was lucky enough to grow up across the street from the Smiths and will forever cherish my memories with all of them. From carpools, to countless neighborhoods games, sleepovers, to my failed attempt at being a "Smith-like" swimmer, I am forever better for having all of them in my life, especially their mom - Mrs. Rosey. As a kid, I feared her in the same way I feared my own loving mother. As I grew older and even now, I learned that the "fear" was really respect and inspiration for the love, compassion, and resilience that exuded from Mrs. Rosey on a daily basis. She was a force. She will be greatly missed here in this life, but I know she is watching over all of "her kids" and her legacy lives on through everyone who was lucky enough to spend time with her. Sending all my love and prayers, -Locke
Patti Abell left a message on February 5, 2024:
I deepest condolences on the passing of your sweet mother. Rosey was a special friend to all who knew her. I loved her smile, her laugh & most of all her positive attitude. Sending my love and prayers. ❤️🙏 Patti
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Judy Pfriemer left a message on February 5, 2024:
Josh and all of Rosie’s family, I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Rosie was one of the 1st mothers I met at Blessed Sacrament School. One day on the way to drop off all my kids we were hit by a car by JHS and your mother just scooped up my 5 kids and got them to school. She was truly a giving person. Later I got to experience the wonderful nurse she was. I have her and your whole family in my prayers. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
Kathy Cole left a message on February 5, 2024:
I lost a dear old friend this week. She was one of the many mothers I bonded with at Blessed Sacrament School. She was like a mentor to me from a distance. I was always in awe of how she got so much accomplished with 5 kids in tow. What a great loss but heaven gained a very strong Angel. We will miss you Rosey Smith.
Jeannie Bonds left a message on February 5, 2024:
Many prayers to Martha and your siblings. We have many memories together when you girls were growing up! ❤️🙏🏻
Claire Cole left a message on February 4, 2024:
A friend of Martha, I grew up around Ms. Rosey, and I am so truly grateful to have known her. I’ve always been in awe of her really. It’s hard to express how incredible it has been to witness her as a person and a mother my whole life; it’s been such a privilege. She raised 5 incredible, compassionate, ambitious, talented kids; traits that are a reflection of her own. She did it on her own while working full time. Even with 5 kids and everything on her plate, she made her home so open to crazy kids like me; it was a second home to me, where I always felt welcome and free to be myself. I was in high school when she got her nursing degree on top of everything else she did, and I remember all the time and hard work she put into it. She amazed me. The dedication, patience, and fortitude she had was remarkable and inspiring. She was a superwoman! That image of her has been and will forever be my vision of Ms. Rosey. I would also like to add a more specific memory of Ms. Rosey that always makes me smile: Her house was full of treasures from her passion for thrifting and all sorts of things from the 5 kids she raised, and I remember the many spirit weeks and halloweens Martha and I would go exploring through the house to put together amazing costumes. I can still picture Ms. Rosey coming home to discover us in the midst of our finds, and if a chuckle was a look, that was the expression on her face. Last thing, if you never tried her rainbow jello, you don’t know the bliss you missed out on.
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