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Rosemary Kay (Sherman) Woodward

Rosemary Kay (Sherman) Woodward
  • October 12, 1943 - January 11, 2016
  • Richland, Michigan
  • Kalamazoo County Humane Society
    4239 S. Westnedge Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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“We could always count on you for a good laugh. Miss you ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Ann - Portage, MI - Niece

“Andy, So sorry to hear your mother passed away.My sympathy to you and your family ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Troy Henson - Climax, MI

“Our hearts are broken at the loss of a dear sister. Will miss playing cards and dominoes with you and Frank. Clyde says he always got a kick out of...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Trainer - Schoolcraft, MI

“So sorry to hear of Rosemary's passing Frank. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Millard and Pam ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Frank - So sorry to learn of your loss. I always enjoyed bowling with Rosemary and seeing her at the restaurant in Richland. My sincere sympathy to...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Dottie Schallhorn - Delton, MI

“Linda, I am so sorry to see of your sister's passing. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Gay Lou & Jay Brown - Mesa, AZ

“I was so sorry to hear this news. Rosemary was always the kind of driver any supervisor wanted. No problems, always a smile and there. My thoughts...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Eileen (Boyd) Bender - Augusta

“So sorry for your loss Bill. Thinking of you and your family. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Candy Gysel - Battle Creek, MI

“I love all of you. I continue to pray as you go forward sending Rosemary to heaven. May you all love each other with warm memories and spend much...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Becky Clark - Battle Creek, MI

“Frank I'm so sorry to hear about Rosemary. I enjoyed my time waiting and serving you both at the diner. I'm glad I got to know both of you. I also...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Jeanie ( Ileene ) Hensley - MI

“none ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Lou Martin-Homan - Portage, MI

“Frank and family. So sorry to learn about Rosemary. I have lots of fun memories from the bus garage. RIP ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Dukeman

“You will be dearly missed! I enjoyed driving bus wit you. Please let Norma know how much we miss her and you, while she was doing your hair. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Bonnie Goodman - Delton, MI

“Miss our email banter. You will be missed! ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Ranae Waldrip - Helen, GA - Niece

“I unfortunately have not seen Rosemary in years but I remember as a child thinking how beautiful she is. I had so much fun with the Brouwer family at...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Berry - Collierville, TN

“Sorry for the loss of Rosemary. I have many wonderful childhood memories of playing with all the Brouwer girls. Prayers of peace and comfort for...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Schroeder - family friend

“Rosemary and I were rivals on the campaign trail but after the election of 2011 if I ever had a question regarding the Village she was my "go to...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Jacqueline Wanda Holewa - MI

“Goodbye, sweet cousin. Love you, Nancy ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Lamson - Port St Lucie, FL

“Very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: JANET WILSON - Troy, MI

“We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Rosemary,Frank. You and your family will be in our thought and prayers. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Ross and Judy Soltess - Richland, MI


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Rosemary Kay (Sherman) Woodward of Richland, MI


Rosemary, age 72, died Monday evening, January 11, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI and with her loving family at her side.

Rosemary, the daughter of Rex and Mary (Lamson) Sherman was born in Kalamazoo on October 12, 1943; was a 1961 graduate of Portage High School and a lifetime area resident. Rosemary was extremely active in Richland area policies and politics having been the Village Clerk for over 30 years, recently retiring in 2012. She was also a Gull Lake Community Schools Bus Driver and retired after 23 years of faithful service to "Her Kids." Her hobbies included sewing, reading, silk flower arranging and jewelry making and repair. Rosemary was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Richland.

Rosemary was united in marriage to Franklin L. "Frank" Woodward in Kalamazoo on December 3, 1982. Surviving is her husband of 33 years, Frank; her mother, Mary Brouwer of Portage; her daughter, Julie K. (Brian) Dingman of Portage; two sons, Marshall E. (Aldona) McMullen of Medina, OH and Andrew J. McMullen of Battle Creek, MI; two step-daughters, Deborah K. Clark of Sterling Heights, MI and Pamela M. (Robert) Laity of Royal Oak, MI; a step-son, William J. "Bill" (Shelly) Woodward of Battle Creek; ten grandchildren; 2.5 great grandchildren and three sisters, Linda (Clyde) Trainer of Schoolcraft, MI, Ruth (Jim) Kelecava of Portage and Patty (Don) Vought of Climax, MI. Rosemary was preceded in death by her two fathers, Rex Sherman and Edward Brouwer.

The Memorial Service to celebrate Rosemary's life will be held on Friday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M89), with the Rev. Dr. Mark W. Jennings, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Richland, officiating. Rosemary's family will greet friends on Friday from Noon until service time at the funeral home. Final interment will take place in Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland in the Spring of 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rosemary's honor may be directed to the Kalamazoo County Humane Society, 4239 S. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.