Judith Ann Rosenow, age 84, of Kalamazoo, MI, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2024 at Vineyard Assisted Living Community in Kalamazoo, MI.
Judy was born on July 2, 1939 in Peoria, IL to Jasper Paul and Isabella Garnet (Blew) Hankins. She married Arco Lane Rosenow on July 7, 1957 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death on November 20, 2011. Also preceding her in death are her parents and her sister, Bonnie Dorethy.
Surviving are her children, Kim Armstrong of Cedar Falls, IA, Kary (Colleen) Rosenow of Townsend, TN, Kelly Kahler of Kalamazoo, MI and Kory (Chele) Rosenow of Sonoita, AZ; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She attended Woodruff High School in Peoria and became a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked for Parkhill and Heritage Health Nursing Homes in Chillicothe as well as White Oaks in Peoria. Judy loved living on their acreage on Hallock Hollow Road. She enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, and taking walks with her beloved dog, Buddy. Judy and Arco were beautiful dancers and danced often at the ITOO Hall and Hub Ballroom. She loved having family and friends over for cookouts, dinners and especially holiday gathering. Judy was the designated pie maker for any event.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024 from 1pm to 2pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. A graveside service will immediately follow at Chillicothe City Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow the burial at the Peoria Casting Club in Chillicothe until 6pm. Memorials in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Centrica Care Navigators in Kalamazoo, MI.