Rosemary C. Miller, 89, of Solon Retirement Village, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at her home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240.
She was born March 22, 1922, on a farm near Cosgrove, to William and Mary Conney O’Brien. She graduated from Cosgrove High School in 1940. Rosemary worked two years at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and also Ernest Horn Elementary School for 10 years where she served children their lunches. She enjoyed being with the young children at Horn. Rosemary was also a member of St. Peter’s Church in Cosgrove for 30 years.
She married Robert Miller on Nov. 25, 1942, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. They lived on a farm near Cosgrove for 30 years where she raised her family. Upon retirement, and moving to Iowa City, she enjoyed playing cards. She also belonged to several bridge groups and played euchre with friends and neighbors.
Survivors include her husband, three sons, John (Betty) of Riverside, Ron (Peggy) of Iowa City, and Jim (MJ) of Iowa City, a sister Eileen Schneider of Riverside, a sister-in-law Julia Miltner of Coralville, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Eugene, John, Ed, and a sister Kathleen.
Online condolences and memories may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.