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Rosemary Ayers, 83, of Ashberry Lane passed away the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born Dec. 30, 1933, in Toledo, Ohio, she was a daughter of James William Goodrich Sr. and Wanda E. Priebe Goodrich.
She was preceded in death on July 5, 1992, by her husband of 37 years, Robert E. Ayers, whom she married June 11, 1955.
Rosemary was employed as a security manager for 23 years with Sears Roebuck and Co.
She was a member of Challenges and liked music and reading. Because of her love for children, Rosemary enjoyed writing children's books and also poetry.
An active member of First Assembly of God, she sang in the church choir and over a 12-year period, she helped with several dinners, was head of the decorating committee and the Women's Ministries committee.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane (David E.) Smith of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. and Linda (Steven) Rockinson of Westminster, Maryland; a brother, James W. Goodrich Jr. of New Castle; four grandchildren, Lindsey Nicole Smith, Jason A. Smith, Michael R. Rockinson and Melissa Lynn Rockinson; two great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jeff and Kim Goodrich for their devoted help and compassion given to Rosemary over the last several years.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald, Elmer, Raymond and Norman Goodrich.
A one-hour visitation prior to the memorial service will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, with the memorial service at 1 p.m. at the First Assembly of God, 2021 Pulaski Road, New Castle, with the Rev. Chad Stoecker officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements have been entrusted to R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., where online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on November 10, 2017
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