Rosemary Bolinger, 86

Rosemary Bolinger, 86, North Manchester, died at 11:36 p.m. July 22, 2018, at Ford Wayne.

She was born April 14, 1932, in Laketon, the daughter of Luther Lee and Bernice (Sherburn) Brubaker. She married Harold H.A. Bolinger on June 4, 1950. He passed away Sept. 17, 2011.

Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey L. (Judy) Bolinger, Thorntown, and Jerry K. (Mary) Bolinger, North Manchester; Cheryl D. (Kevin) McKirnan, Celina, Ohio; a brother, Jerry Brubaker, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Nellie (J.B.) VanSickle, Lafayette; grandchildren Jeni (Matt) Slaven, Balwin, Mo., Jeremy (Allison) Bolinger, League City, Texas, Andrew (Sarash) Bolinger, North Manchester, and Ashton Bolinger, North Manchester; and two great-grandchildren, Colton and Sydney Slaven, Balwin, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, J.B. Brubaker, Lee Brubaker and Larry Brubaker, and a sister, Eileen Bolinger.

Mrs. Bolinger was an elementary school teacher. She also was involved with her husband, Harold, in the Bolinger Furniture Store and 4 B’s Music Shop. She was the current manager of the Homestead Shop. Rosemary earned a bachelor’s degree in music and education at Manchester University, and a master’s degree in education practices from Indiana University. She taught at Laketon Elementary, Chester Elementary and Sidney Elementary schools in the subject areas of music, kindergarten, special education, first grade readiness and Indiana history.

She was a member of the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake.

Arrangements are pending at McKee Mortuary.

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Posted on 2018 Jul 24