Rosemary Lucille Edwards, 76, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015, at her home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born March 16, 1939, in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Russell and Catherine Reiley York.  Rosemary and her first husband, Donald M. Way had six children.  Donald passed away in 1973.  She and Dean Edwards were married in 1978.

Rosemary worked as a seamstress at the former Paul Sauchs Dress Factory in St. Louis; and from 1977 to 1988 at the former Thorngate in Cape Girardeau.   She was a member of St. Mary Cathedral in Cape Girardeau.  She liked arts and crafts, but especially enjoyed making Christmas ornaments.

Loving survivors include her husband of 37 years, Dean of Cape Girardeau; four sons, Donald (Donna) Way of Cape Girardeau, Richard Way of Fruitland, Dennis (Debbie) Way of Jackson, Bill (Wendy) Way of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren, Adam Way and Amber (Ethan) Grant of Jackson, Chad Burns, Justin Burns and son Landon, all of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald; a daughter, Catherine Way; a son, Michael Way; two brothers, William and Charles York; and a sister, LaJune Hutchins.

Visitation is Monday, November 23, 2015, from 11 AM to service time, at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral is Monday, at 2 PM, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Allan Saunders officiating.

Interment will follow in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Donald Way

    Mom You are missed and you are Loved , You taught us to be strong & how to move on so on Thanksgiving day we’ll give thanks and praise for you raised 4 boys with the help of a good man named Dean who cared for you till the end . We know your with your family in heaven and one day we will see you again until then rest comfortable next to your mother and sister, all our love Don And Donna

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