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Rose Mary Whitt

July 1, 1944 — October 1, 2023

Rose Mary Whitt, age 79, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Parkway Manor in Marion, Illinois.

Rose was born July 01, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Fred and Lillian (Branson) Hosna. She married the love of her life, Jerry Whitt on December 10, 1990 in Keokuc, IO. Rose retired from the Marion VA Hospital where had she worked as a LPN for many years. She was a faithful member of Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her spouse Jerry Whitt (Rose); five children, Shirley (Andy) O'Brien, Theresa (Norman) Warner, Richard (Regina) Patton, Christine Engler, and Valerie Matthews; twelve grandchildren, Caitlyn O'Brien, Jamey (Ryan) Mowery, Daniel (Amber) Horn, James Patton, Dylan Forbes, Shelby Forbes, Billy (Jessica) Stephens, Mary Bell Yates, Marranda Booton, Afttan (Mike) Shannan, Siearra (Daniel) Solomon, and Jordan Young; three siblings, JoAnne, Shirley, and Joe (Arlene) Hosna; and her twenty-three Great Grandchildren, and Great Aunt Tena Prather. She is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Joshua Will Patton and Larry Patton; her parents, Fred and Lillian (Branson) Hosna; and one brother, Fred Hosna (Deceased).

Visitation will be held from 9am until 11am on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church in Marion. Memorial services will begin at 11am on Thursday, October 12, 2023 with Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

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Visitation for Rose Mary Whitt

Thursday, October 12, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am

Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church

, Marion, IL 62959

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Memorial for Rose Mary Whitt

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church

, Marion, IL 62959

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