LIMA — Rosemarie P. Mikesell, 79, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family 1:35 am Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
She was born July 8, 1934 in Bronx, NY, to the late Edward L. and Rose (Saunders) O'Toole. On June 20, 1953 she married the love of her life, Edwin F. "Bud" Mikesell, who preceded her in death on August 22, 2003 after 50 years of marriage.
Rosemarie was a 1950 graduate of St. Patrick's Cathedral High School, and of the Grace Business Institute. She was CEO of Better Brake Parts, of Lima. Rosemarie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed traveling, gardening, and reading. She was a member of the Elks BPOE #54.
Rosemarie and Bud were blessed with four sons, Timothy G. Mikesell, of Lima, Mark L. Mikesell, of Beverly Hills, CA, E. Damien (Keri) Mikesell, of Lima, and John P. (Rosalyn) Mikesell, of Lima; eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Zachary C. and wife Bethany, Jacob, Tyler, Christopher, Zachary T., Caroline, and Sophia; six great-grandchildren, Kaden, James, Kobe, Graeson, Mason, and Eisley.
She is also survived by three brothers-in-law, C. Jan (Bernice) Mikesell, of Lima, J. Gregory (Aja) Mikesell, of San Antonio, TX, Colin A. (Maryjane) Mikesell, of Lima; and two sisters-in law, Evon Mikesell, of Lima, and Donna Mikesell, of Florida.
Rosemarie is preceded in death by, two brothers-in-law, Wallace B. Mikesell, and Roger Mikesell.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10:00 am Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. Rose Catholic Church. Father David Ross will officiate. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, June 20, 2014 at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. A Rosary Service will be held at 8:00 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Equestrian Therapy Program, 22532 Bowsher Road, Cridersville, Ohio 45806 or Lima Memorial Health Systems, Renal Services, 1001 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima, OH 45804.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.