ROCHELLE – Clara J. Primrose, 95, of Rochelle, Ill., died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Rochelle Rehab and Healthcare Center.
Born Nov. 19, 1917, on the family farm in Lee County, to Stephen and Caroline (Stommel) Schnorr, she was a 1934 graduate of Rochelle Township High School.
Clara married Edwin L. Primrose on Aug. 31, 1935, in Rochelle. They farmed the family farm for many years. Edwin preceded her in death in 1974.
Clara was organist at St. James Catholic Church in Lee for more than 20 years. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, entertaining, playing piano, playing cards, writing poems and crocheting. She was active in church groups and Home Extention. She enjoyed watching the Cubs and the Bulls. In later years, she enjoyed the activities at the Hub City Senior Center.
Clara is survived by her daughter, Judy (Ted) Willard of DeKalb; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; two sisters, Pauline Swanson of Des Plaines and Helen Rita Abadie of Harahan, La.; two daughters-in-law, Judy and Pat Primrose of Rochelle; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers in infancy; two sons, Ron and Bill; grandson, Paul LeMarr; a great-granddaughter in infancy; and two brothers-in-law, Carl Swanson and Pat Abadie.
The funeral service will be at noon Saturday, July 20, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rochelle. The visitation will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be at St. James Calvary Cemetery in Lee.
Memorials can be made to the Hub City Senior Center or Serenity Hospice.
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