Rosemary C. Evanoff, Woodstock, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
On April 19, 1952, she married William Evanoff in Tiffin, Ohio.
She truly loved life.
She began her love for children at an early age when she and her mother started a foster home in Tiffin for foster children, nurturing them until they were placed in loving homes. She never met a child she didn’t love.
Her passions were family togetherness, cooking, baking cookies, quilting, sewing, gardening, preserving and canning. Most important to her were her seven children, 54 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her favorite expression was “Sit down and let me get you something to eat.”
Her devotion to the Lord kept her strong in some of life’s most difficult times.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph (Deborrah) Evanoff and David Evanoff, Woodstock; five daughters, Mary Ann (Ron) Navlyt, Greenwood, Patty (Allen) Schindler, Lamoille, Nev., Frann (Rick) Gibson, Bountiful, Colo., Anna (Lee) Jarrett, Commerce, Ga., and Margaret Christensen, Woodstock.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Henry and Isabelle; a brother, Luis; and two sisters, Irma and Joanna.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock, in the St. Joseph Center Room. The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m.