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Rosa L. McElroy

August 6, 1919 ~ May 25, 2018 (age 98)


     Rosa L. McElroy, 98, of Quincy, passed away at 1:55 pm Friday (May 25, 2018) at the Illinois Veterans Home. 

     Born August 6, 1919 in Lindon, Colorado, Rosa was the daughter of John Karl and Ruth Heckart Wilson. She married Harold Nevin McElroy on June 8, 1940 in Hannibal, Missouri. He preceded her in death. 

      Rosa was of the Presbyterian faith. She and her husband Harold owned and operated a farm in Ottumwa, Iowa. 

      Survivors include a daughter, Joann Wilde of Quincy; a son, Larry McElroy (Christine) of West Milton, OH; four grandchildren, Rachel Marshall (Tony) of Quincy, Heather Barnett (Ryan) of Hamilton, IL, Megan Schweitzer (Joshua) of Quincy, Ginger Schleifer (Brad) of Wadsworth, OH; nine great grandchildren, Hunter, Forest, Sage, Tanner, Brayden, Greyson, Easton, Savannah Rose and Ethan; a granddaughter in law, Holly Wilde of Carthage, IL. 

     Rosa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harold; a grandson, John A. Wilde Jr.; and a sister, Helen Shawver. 

     Cremation has been accorded to Rosa. No services are planned at this time. 

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