Rosemary Renae Albright


Rosemary Renae Albright, 51, of Columbus, passed from this life at 7:34 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Rosemary was born July 25, 1970, in Columbus, Indiana, the daughter of Irvin and Nancy C. Bex Lucas. On August 4, 1990, she married Todd W. Albright.

Rosemary graduated from Columbus North High School in 1988. She started her college career in education in 1988. Instead of finishing her degree, Rosemary took time off away from school after getting married to Todd. She loved being home with their two daughters, Macy and Maddie. While she was a stay-at-home mom, she worked parttime doing office work for her dad’s painting business. Later, Rosemary returned to college and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from IUPUC in 2007. She added a dual licensure in English as a New Language. She taught hundreds of children to speak English throughout her teaching career.

Rosemary then earned her master’s degree in education in 2009. She was a teacher at Seymour Jackson Elementary School for thirteen years. She was passionate about teaching and learning and helping her ESL students and their families.

Her greatest passion and love was taking care of her family. She loved cooking, trying new recipes, traveling, and reading and collecting children’s books.

Rosemary was a long time member of New Hope Christian Church and a current member of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Clifty. She was open about her faith in Jesus Christ and shared how the good news of the Lord helped her and her family fight the most difficult trial in their lives after she was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2020.

She loved to tell stories about her family. She was very proud to be a wife and mother and most recently a grandmother. She described being a Grammy as the greatest joy. She also loved collecting unique dishes and having tea parties with her girls. She loved the holidays and the changing of the seasons.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Todd; her parents, Irvin and Nancy of Columbus; daughters, Macy (Austin) Hogan of Columbus, Madison (Connor) Umphress of Fishers; granddaughter, Emma Jane Umphress and grandson, Easton James Umphress due in November; sister, Ginger (Wayne) Hiatt, also of Columbus; grandmother, Barbara Bex of Columbus; nieces and nephews, Haley (Dakota) Jackson, Jack Hiatt, Chloe Hiatt, all of Columbus; great-nephew, Charlie Jackson; mother-in-law, Julie Albright of Florida; sisters-in-law, Lori (Rick) Smith of Mississippi, Stacy (Dennis) Garland also of Florida; brother-in-law, Brad (Mary) Albright of Texas; many Albright nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Ted Albright; grandparents, Russell Bex, Gary and Dorothy Clyde, Ollie and Ben Lucas.

The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Clifty with Pastor Douglas Bauman officiating. Family and friends may gather for visitation from 1:30 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.

Rosemary will be laid to rest at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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