Saturday, November 15th, 2008
Rosemary Henrietta Wilkins, 78, 7479 Celina-Mendon Road, Celina, died 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2008, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Celina to Henry and Rosemary Pulskamp Kohnen. On Feb. 26, 1949, she married Ronald E. Wilkins, who died Jan. 8, 2005.
Surviving are seven sons, Ronald Jr. (Connie), Haines City, Fla., Larry (Susan), Steve (Cassandra) and Matt (Lisa), all of Celina, John (Julie), Oviedo, Fla., Tim, Spanaway, Wash., and Bob, Troy; three daughters, Suzan (Mike) Allen, Terre Haute, Ind., Janice Hanna, Coldwater, and Diane (Jeff) Alt, Celina; a brother, Donald Kohnen, Celina; two sisters, Mary Bea (Jim) Hart, Celina, and Ruth Ann (Don) Vondrell, Leesburg Fla.; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a stillborn son, Kenneth Andrew; and two brothers, David and Hank Kohnen.
She was a retired cook at the former Celina Coffee Shop and the Mercer County Home. She also was a retired aide with Celina Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and its altar rosary society and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John. She was a member of the church's resurrection choir and served on its prayer chain. She was a 1948 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice.
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