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Born: October 27, 1926

Place of Birth: East St. Louis, IL

Death: October 27, 2011

Place of Death: Springfield, MO






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Rose Marie Kirwin

    October 27, 1926  -  October 27, 2011
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Rose Marie Kirwin was born October 27, 1926, in East St. Louis, Illinois. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 27, 2011, the morning of her 85th birthday.

She was preceded in death by husband, Charles A. Kirwin.

She is survived by her six children, Rusty, Martha (Marti), and Arthur (Art) Kirwin, all of Springfield, Pat Kirwin, Little Rock, Veronica Kirwin-Blanchard, Murfreesboro, Tenn, and Tia Kirwin-Becker, Reeds Spring; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Rose was well known for her work in Real Estate and with MCI. She began a singing career in opera in St. Louis and that is where she met her husband of 40 years. She performed with Springfield Little Theater and appeared in commercials for KY3 with George Agernite for Empire Gas.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 5 to 7 pm in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be Monday, October 31, at noon in St. Elisabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church located on W. Republic Road. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery located at the intersection of S. Glenstone and E. Seminole.