STERLING – Rosemary Patterson, 80, of Sterling, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1934, in Chaonnia, Missouri, the daughter of Henry Fredrick and Clara Bell (White) Mabrey. She married James H. Linton Jr. on Aug. 11, 1950, in Rock Falls. He died on Jan. 24, 1970. She married Robert Patterson on Aug. 13, 1972, in Sterling. He died on Nov. 10, 1986.
Rosemary was a waitress for 28 years at the former Country Kitchen Restaurant in Sterling. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing crafts, reading, playing cards, cooking and baking.
Surviving are daughters, Debbie (Randy) Conkling of Rock Falls and Sherry (Richard) Wells of Sterling; her sister, Marge (Walter) Arthurs of Sterling; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Janet Mabrey and Helen Henson; two brothers, Donald and Carol Mabrey; her daughter, Diane Martin; her grandson, Derik Garza, and her great-granddaughter, Jade Garza.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The Rev. Dalmus Meeks will officiate. Private burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.