Rosemary graduated from Unionville High School in 1943 and from Clear Creek Bible College in 1964. Rosemary spent most of her married life serving the Lord alongside her husband, Rev. Harley Skirvin, in the congregations he pastored. In the 1980's Rosemary worked in the cafeteria at the Unionville Elementary School and also volunteered as a counselor with the Crisis Pregnancy Center. She grew up in the family of Little Union Baptist Church, where she was a member and active in the American Baptist Women's Ministries and served on the Hospitality and Shut-in committees. She and Harley ministered to the physical and spiritual needs of many community and church members throughout the years.
Rosemary was a wonderful wife and mother and her children were blessed with a stay-home mom. She loved having the family together for a meal and everyone looked forward to having a piece of her chocolate cake. She was happiest when doing for others.
Rosemary is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Debra Skirvin of Solsberry; three daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Joel McCoy of Unionville, Joyce and Brent Hawkins of Jasonville, and Mary Beth and Rick Jerrells of Linton. She is survived by nine grandchildren, Natalie (Charles) Hughbanks, Corey (Zackary) Harrison, Joshua (Lisa) McCoy, Tyler (Lacey) McCoy, Zachary McCoy, Noah (Nichole) Hawkins, Chelsea Hawkins, Luke Jerrells, and Levi Jerrells and five great grandchildren, Jordan, Caleb, and Caden McCoy, Cambry Hawkins, and Claire Harrison.
She is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Bea Lincicome of Bloomington, one sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Don McClary of Unionville, sisters-in-law, Carolyn Lincicome and Erma Polley of Bloomington and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley, in 2009, her parents, and one brother Donald H. Lincicome.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 at Little Union Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Helton officiating and burial at Little Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday August 25 from 2-8 p.m. at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street, Bloomington and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Little Union American Baptist Missionary Circle c/o Little Union Baptist Church or Benton Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.