Rosemary A. Wood 75 of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Cowden, IL passed away at 6:00 AM Wednesday Mar. 14, 2012 in her home.

Rosemary was born Jan. 14, 1937 at Cowden, IL the daughter of Lloyd L. and Vesta V. Smith.

She graduated from Cowden High School and, most recently, worked as a

dietary supervisor at the Taylorville Correctional Center.Formerly, she was a partner in the Southern Rug Co. in Pana, IL from 1964-1974 and was employed as dietary director at Kemmerer Village in Assumption, IL.

She had been affiliated with the Nazarene Church of Pana, IL and the Free Methodist Church of Cowden.

Rosemary was a direct descendant of an American officer in the Revolutionary War.She liked genealogy, gardening and hand work of all kinds.

Surviving are children: Robert A. Howell and Barbara Forehand both Cowden, Lloyd of S. Howell and wife Catherine of Denver, CO, Candace G. Wright of Cowden and Timothy Howell of Blacksburg, SC.; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; sisters: Alma M. Bates and Carolyn Halbrook and husband Ed both of Shelbyville and several and nephews.

Rosemary was preceded in death by grandsons, Robert A. Howell and Travis K. Howell.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday Mar. 18, 2012 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden. IL. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home.Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden.Memorials can be made to the Gideons or Donors Choice.

On line condolences can be made to the Family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com