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Friday, November 08, 2013 9:35 PM

May 31, 1926-Nov. 5, 2013


Rosemary L. McPheron, 87, died at 11:10 p.m. on Tuesday at Kahl Home in Davenport, Iowa.

Rosemary was born on Monday, May 31, 1926, in Landeck to Louis and Olivia (Clement) Rahrig, who both preceded her in death.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, 1947, in Ohio, she married James A. McPheron, who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1986.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Nicole Simpson of Hawthorne, N.J., and Shannon (William) Crawford of Bettendorf, Iowa; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Courtney and Alyssa Crawford; and a sister, Norene (Richard C.) Ricker of Fort Jennings.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Virginia “Ginny” Simpson; a brother, Mike Rahrig; two sisters, Angela Ricker and Sister M. Eleanor Rahrig.

Rosemary was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had been a member of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, its Bereavement Support Group and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the VFW Post 1275 Ladies Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary 370. She was in the Senior Bowling League.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Gerard Catholic Church, Lima, the Rev. Mike Houston officiating. Interment will be in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.

The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima.

Memorial contributions may be made to Donor’s Choice.

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