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Rosemary Sears

March 9, 1928 — July 14, 2018

Mrs. Rosemary Sears, 90, of Herrin, Illinois, died on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Heartland Regional Hospital in Marion, Illinois.Born March 9, 1928, in Farina, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Ewald Wachholz and the late Lorna Bernhardt. Rosemary was a member of Trinity Lutheran in Herrin, Illinois. Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, the ALS Foundation or Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home. Surviving family includes her daughter Sheryl (Mike) Starnes of Energy, Illinois; son Steve (Mary) Sears of Hermann, Missouri; and brother Charles Wachholz of Farina, Illinois. She is also survived by four grand children and six great grand children. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, infant daughter Sylvia, brothers Paul, Bernard and an infant brother, sister Floretta Ann Mills and grandson Dillon Starnes. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Van Natta Funeral Home located at 427 South Park Avenue in Herrin, Illinois. The Rev. Michael Henson will officiate. Internment will be in Herrin City Cemetery, Herrin, Illinois.
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