Mary Rosebelle "Doll or Rose" McGreevy, 84, of Urbana, died Sunday (Jan. 19, 2014) at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
Mary was born in Quincy on April 20, 1929, a daughter of Riley and Helen Carnes McGreevy.
She graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1947 and Quincy College in 1950. Rose attained a teaching position at Baylis for two years. She then took a teaching job in Wauconda, Ill. During the summers she obtained her master's degree while living with her sister in Champaign. In 1972 she accepted the directorship of the newly opened Robert Crown Elementary School in Wauconda where she became its first principal and held that position until her retirement. She then moved to Champaign, to reside with her sister, Carolyn Dale, until passing at Carle Hospital.
Rose liked bowling, traveling, vacationing with friends in Michigan, and spending holidays with family. Rose like talking about the kids she had in school and how they turned out. As a very devout Catholic she donated much of her time before and after retirement to tutoring children and helping those less fortunate both locally and worldwide.
Rose is survived by her sister, Frances Ann McGreevy of Liberty Village in Pittsfield; cousins, Jack and Sandie Venable of Pittsfield and Jay and Dick Dodds of Fort Worth, Texas, and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an older sister, Carolyn Dale McGreevy.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday funeral Mass will be in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pittsfield, with the Rev. Mark Schulte as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield.
VISITATION: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.
MEMORIALS: St. Mary's Catholic Church or Calvary Cemetery.
ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield.