Age 93 of Wilmington, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Aperion Care of Wilmington.
Born February 6, 1928 in Custer Park, Rosemary Anne was the daughter of Michael and Laura (nee Evans) Byron. She was raised in Custer Park and graduated from Reed-Custer High School, and in March of 1947, Rosemary married Wayne E. Horn at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wilmington.
She was an active member with the Women’s Auxiliary of Wilmington VFW Post 5422 in Wilmington and Saint Rose Catholic Church. Rosemary worked for many years for Total Concepts in Manteno as a receptionist, and was proud to serve as a poll worker during election season. Her number one priority was her family, and she took great pleasure in raising her children and maintaining a nurturing environment for them. In her spare time, Rosemary enjoyed reading, being outdoors, and hunting down that next great find at any yard sale that crossed her path.
Survivors include her three children: Joseph (Marsha) Horn and Rose Taylor, both of Wilmington, and Dennis Horn of Rockdale; her daughter-in-law, Donna Graefen of Bradley, eight grandchildren: Michelle (John) Littig, Stacy Horn (Jamal Ahmad), Daniel (Anne) Horn, Brian (Andrea) Horn, Krista (Rich) Barton, Karey Taylor, Hannah (Zach) Keesee, and Jacob Horn (fiancé Lydia); ten great grandchildren: Jonathon, Joshua, Samantha, Brooke, Madilyn, Julia, Ella, Gavin, Adalyn, and Brock; three great-great grandchildren: Joshua, Declan, and Jace; and her best friend, Marie Swanson of Coal City.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayne on November 13, 2002; two sons: Michael and Patrick Horn; and her son-in-law: Kenneth Taylor.
Per Rosemary’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 3:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service, 6:00 p.m.
Those attending the visitation and memorial service are kindly asked to wear face masks while in the funeral home.
Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live stream on Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. A link for the event is available on Rosemary's memorial page.
A private inurnment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Rosemary will be laid to rest with her husband, Wayne.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Rosemary’s memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Rosemary’s memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181 .