Rosemary Anne Fox, age 91, passed away July 8, 2017, at Four Seasons Retirement Center after a long illness, with her family at her bedside.
Born March 25, 1926, in Sheridan, Indiana, she was the daughter of Roy and Grace Duchemin.
Rosemary attended Sheridan High School and upon graduation, entered the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse. She married childhood sweetheart John William Fox on March 5, 1948. She made her home in Columbus, Indiana, upon graduation. She was employed several years at the Bartholomew County Hospital. After raising her five children, she worked part-time with the Bartholomew County School system as their RN.
After retiring, Rosemary volunteered as a guide for the Columbus Visitors Center and also volunteered for ten years at Volunteers in Medicine. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was very active, serving on several committees. Rosemary was a past member of Harrison Lake Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority and the Columbus Research Club. She enjoyed traveling, ballroom dancing, sewing and bridge playing. She was an avid gardener and watercolor artist.
Rosemary is survived by her husband, John W.; and five children, Mark (Libby) of Massachusetts, Dan (Debbie) of Columbus, Tom of Indianapolis, Jeff (Robin) of Greenfield and Nancy of Chicago. She is also survived by her brother, Philip Duchemin of Eugene, Oregon.
Her nine grandchildren are Natalie, Sarah, Aaron, Drew, Samantha V., Caitlin, Samantha, Grace and Maggie, and she was a great-grandmother to seven great-grandchildren.
Her sister, Helen, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday July 13, 2017, at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Boles officiating. Inurnment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery at a later date. Calling will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Four Seasons Foundation or First United Methodist Church.
You are invited to view her video tribute after 1 p.m. Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.