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Sunday April 2nd, 2017
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Rose Marie Kocurek

Rose Marie Kocurek, 73 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:50 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on June 4, 1943 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Mike and Dorothy (Krouse) Banko. She married Aime Stephen Kocurek on August 20, 1960 by Father Leo Sustak at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2016. Rosie will most be remembered by her wonderful cooking abilities. She was known as the “Pie Lady” or “Peanut Brittle” maker as she made many pies and countless pounds of peanut brittle during the Christmas season. She was still getting request last year. Rosie and Amie were owners of the Sugar Shack bakeries for many years and were often told they had the best doughnuts around. Rosie was a very hard worker and was determined to do things on her own no matter the struggle. She struggled a lot, but fought until the very end. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but mostly by her family who were fortunate to have her to learn from and love. She loved being involved in all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives no matter the event.

Surviving are her Son: Mark (Susan) Kocurek of Kincaid, IL; Daughters: Christine (Bradley) Thomas of Edinburg, IL; Amy (William) Reeter of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Chelsea (Jordan) McKinnie, Clint Thomas, Stephen (Bridget) Shanks, Melissa (Richard) Pease, Lora Reeter, Timothy, Taylor, Markie and Rylee Kocurek; Great-Grandchildren: Kyler Nelson, Domynik Kocurek, Daisy Shanks, Logan Gross and James McKinnie; Sisters: Emma Cowgill of Troy, IL; Ruth Spinner of Taylorville, IL and Janet (Alvin) Mizeur of Owaneco; Sister-in-Law: Flora Morrissey of Taylorville, IL; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers-in-Laws: Arnold Morrissey, Lloyd Cowgill, Larry Spinner and Paul (Gloria) Kocurek; Mother and Father–in-Law: Stephen and Laura (Dupont) Kocurek; Sister-in-Law: Laura (Val) Reffett; Niece: Susie Spinner and Great Niece: Rachael Spinner.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Memorial Mass will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR. David S. Lantz officiating. Inurnment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family C/O Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Rose catered our wedding reception in 1984. Not only did she prepare a delicious meal she also decorated the hall and helped clean up. We truly appreciated every thing that she did for us. She was so kind.

Bob and Rebecca Steiner Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathy goes to all of you. Rose was a friend of many years. She will be missed by all! God Bless

Fred and Donna Campogni Apr 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rose Kocurek

Crissy Evans Apr 2 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rose Kocurek

Michael Marchizza Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very good womam. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie Sassatelli Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rose Kocurek

Debbie Sassatelli Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

To the family of Rosie Kocurek-
I was so sorry to read that Rosie had passed. No further suffering. RIP, Rosie. Loved your pies as brittle.

Patricia A. Barry Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rose Kocurek

Patsy Barry Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

We are sending our condolences and prayers . God be with you and yours during this hard time. Let there be peace in those hearts and joy in the memories.

Mr & Mrs Kevin and Kathy Kuznik Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

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