A graveside memorial service and inurnment were held for Rosemary Morrill at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2018, at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Reverend Will Ratcliff officiated. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. A memorial service and family visitation was also held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at The Kirk of the Hills, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rosemary Morrill, the daughter of Newton Parker, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) Kyle, was born June 21, 1932, in Maryville, Missouri. She attended Peru High School, Peru, Nebraska, graduating in 1950. Rosemary also attended Peru State College and graduated from Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954.
On August 7, 1955, Rosemary was united in marriage to Lowell Morrill in Tarkio. They became the parents of four children, Deborah Lynn, Thomas Duane, John David and Leigh Ann. They made their home in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, and the last 45 years in Tulsa. Rosemary currently lived in her daughter’s home in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the age of 85.
For a short time, Rosemary was an elementary school teacher before staying home to raise and take care of her children. She was an amazing stay-at-home mom constantly ferrying kids to and from sports and band practice.
Rosemary (and Lowell) were faithful and active members of the Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. They joined The Kirk in 1972 and attended Sunday worship weekly. She was a member of the Elizabeth/Rebekah Circle, served on the Bereavement Team (memorial services), was a Sunday morning hospitality volunteer, a Wednesday night cook, Monday morning Sanctuary Guild and attended Sunday School and numerous bible studies with Lowell. She was an amazing friend to many at The Kirk and she will be greatly missed. She was a loving mother, grandmother and neighbor. Rosemary was known by many to be “the sweetest person” and regarded as “always thinking of others.” She enjoyed making crafts with her Craft Crowd friends for over 35 years, watching and feeding the birds, baking and planting flowers in her garden. Music was an important part of her life, as she was a proficient violinist and appreciated beautiful music.
In addition to her parents, Rosemary was preceded in death by daughter, Deborah Lynn, on September 9, 1956; brothers, Newton (Bud) Parker Kyle, Jr. and wife, Nancy, and her twin, David Theodore Kyle, DDS. Survivors include husband, Lowell Morrill, Edmond; children, Tom Morrill and wife, Brenda, Kansas City, Missouri, John Morrill and wife, Maricel, Pinellas Park, Florida, and their children, Kyle David and Mark David, and Leigh Ann Brown and husband, Michael, Edmond, and their son, Justin Brown; great-grandson, Anthony Brown; sister-in-law, Vicki Kyle, Glenwood, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Tarkio College Alumni Association. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.