Rose Mary Urban, known as ‘Rose Mary’ her entire life, 93, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday June 10, 2019 at White Oaks Residence in Lawton, Michigan.   Rose Mary was born July 5, 1925 in Bloomfield, Iowa the daughter of Marie and Ray Phillips. She graduated from Geneseo Township High School in Illinois in May of 1943. In August of that year she traveled to Travis, Texas to marry her fiancé, Roy Urban, who was preparing for Army Air Corps service in the Pacific.   After returning to Geneseo she worked in industry during the war and joined the First Presbyterian Church of Geneseo in 1945 where she remained a member until her death. After the war she made a home for her family and her widowed mother.   She was very active in her church, serving in many
capacities including on the Board of Deacons and as a Sunday school teacher, much to the
embarrassment of her son. Rose Mary was very interested in crafts throughout her life. Her home was on the local Christmas Tour of Homes in 1968 to showcase her hand made Christmas decorations.   In later years she lived with her daughter Nancy in Pleasant Hill, Missouri and near her son Terry in Portage, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her brother Billy, her husband of 46 years Roy in 1992 and daughter Nancy in 2012. She is survived by her son Terry, grandchildren Cory Klockenga (Tamara) of Clio, MI, Michael Klockenga (Regenia) of Pleasant Hill, MO, Mackenzie and Kaley Urban of Portage, MI, great granddaughter Allie Klockenga, great grandsons Jordan, Jason, Aaron and Ryan, and several great great grandchildren.   A visitation will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 133 E. North St. Geneseo, IL 61254 on Monday August 5 th , 1:00 to 3:00 pm. A graveside internment service will follow at 3:30pm at the original Veteran’s section in Oakwood Cemetery, Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 133 E North St, Geneseo, IL 61254 or the charity of your choice.