Rosemary A. Pence

Rosemary A. Pence

Rosemary passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her home in Gobles.

She was born September 25, 1927 in Hannah, MI to Frank and Katherine (Rahe) Weber. For many years she worked at Kal-Equip in Otsego. In her spare time Rosemary enjoyed painting and cooking. She was a life member of the VFW Post #3030 Ladies Auxiliary. On October 16, 1948 she married James Pence who passed away in 1992.

Surviving are her children, Robert (Judy) Pence of Pine Lake, Barb (Dick) Johnson of Otsego, Linice (Woody) Justice of Shelbyville and Janice (Michael) Cooper of Gobles; 10 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Helen, Marion, Kenny, Gerald and Stanley and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Michael and by her siblings, Albert, Francis and Bernie.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Margaret Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Rosemary may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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  1. Teri (Filkins) Laster says:

    My thoughts & prayers go out to the Pence family. I cherish many precious memories of my childhood with Rosemary, Jim & the kids living next door. Keep your special memories close.

  2. Franny (Bommer) Laster says:

    Janice, So sorry to here about Ma’s passing. I have many loved memories as a young girl with Ma and the rest of your family. There where times I was at your house so much my mom thought I had moved in. I am sure she will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

  3. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Barb and families, Please accept our most sincere sympathies in the loss of your Mother. We are thinking of you during this most difficult time.

  4. Agnes Vanarsdal says:

    Barb, so very sorry to hear about your mother. May God’s Grace be with you and all who loved her. Hugs and love to you and Dick!!

  5. Brenda Loviska says:

    Linice, Barb & families… My heart goes out to all of you during this time of loss… Hugs and prayers for comfort… Love Brenda~

  6. Penny Browning says:

    Barb & Dick…So sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for peace for you at this hard loss.

  7. Bill & Mary Hildebrand says:

    Linice, Woody & Bill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord’s promises be your comfort at this time.

  8. Jim Stoneburner says:

    Bob , Judy and family, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

  9. Michael Cooper says:

    mom, just want to tell you i love you,thank you for all the love and support that you have given myself and Janice.You have always supported us with your loving heart and embracing arms.As i didnt have the chance to know jim but wish i did.My wonderful wife made a promise to him and i supported that promise all the way. In my heart i can hear you and jim talking telling me how proud you our of janice and I..

  10. Jim Holmes says:

    Iva,and I send our love to your whole family. We love you all very much. Our prayers are with you all.

  11. Angie Weber- Temple and Dan Weber says:

    Sending Prayers and our Condolence. Love Yous Dan Weber, Angie Weber-Temple, Jeff Temple and Nevin Temple

  12. Brian Arehart says:


    Sorry to read of your moms passing.

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