Rosemary Dustman

May 30, 1928 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 93)


Rosemary Dustman was born May 30, 1928 in Wapakoneta, OH and passed away peacefully at home on May 7, 2022.


A Celebration of Her Life was held on June 2, 2022 in the Marquis Chapel at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, IL. A private graveside service will be conducted Saturday June 25, 2022 at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, OH.


Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, Jonas “Joe” and Ruby (Wolfe) Dustman; her brother, William Dustman of St. Marys; and life-long companion, Betty Keough of Bloomington, IL.


She is survived by her sister-in-law Ruth Dustman of St. Marys, OH; and five nieces: Kristine (James) Vanderhorst, Kathryn Molk, Karen (Donald) Raymond, Nancy O’Hara and Linda (Thomas) Toerner; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; 28 great-great nieces and great-great nephews; one great-great-great niece. She is also survived by a special friend, Donna Chiles, as well as many beloved friends in Bloomington-Normal and in other states.


Rosemary lived much of her childhood and early youth in Ohio and Indiana. She attended schools in Van Wert and Celina, OH and graduated from Muncie Central High School in Muncie, IN and Ball State University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN with a Master of Science Degree in Pupil Personnel Services.  In 1951, she began teaching in the Bloomington Public School system where she served as a teacher, counselor and administrator for 34 years, retiring in 1985.


Rosemary’s Christian faith was deep and quiet. She lived it out every day, especially in care-giving and concern for others. She will be missed, but she is now joyous and carefree in the presence of her Lord.


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