Rosemary Legeay, 90, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at the Evansville Protestant Home. She was born August 12th, 1923, on the Cairo Road near Paducah, Kentucky. Rosemary (Rosie) was the second oldest of five children. Preceding her in death were parents, Paul and Teresa Legeay as well as sisters, Constance Glover and Sr. Helen Legeay, SCN. Rosie devoted considerable time for the loving care of her mother, father and aunt, Helen Legeay Seitz, in the last years of their respective lives.
Rosemary is survived by a sister, Camille Legeay Cook of Washington, D.C.; brother, Paul Legeay Jr. (Vivian) of Sarasota, Florida; nephew, Paul Legeay III (Ann) of Evansville, Ind.; nephew, Vince Legeay (Robyn) of Evansville, Ind.; niece, Mary Grieshop (Richard) of New Berlin, Wis.; niece, Gabrielle Legeay (Arturo) of Nairobi, Kenya; nephew, Keith Glover (Leigh) of Nashville, Tenn.; nephew, Mark Glover (Karla) of Sugarland, Texas; and niece, Pat Flatt (Larry) of McKinney, Texas. Great nieces and nephews include: Michael Flatt, Kelley Flatt, Ashley Glover, Max Legeay, Lauren Legeay, Daniel Grieshop, Matthew Grieshop and Frank Legeay.
Ms. Legeay graduated “Class Valedictorian” from St. Mary’s Academy, Paducah, Kentucky in 1941. She attended Murray State Teachers College, ultimately earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from Memphis State University in 1961. Her work career began in Paducah at the Illinois Central Railroad Hospital. She also worked at Standard Oil and Riverside Hospital. Her career continued at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, TN. In 1972 Rosemary was appointed Nuclear Medicine instructor in the Dept. of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She retired from the position of Chief Technologist of Nuclear Medicine at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. in 1987.
Some memberships and certifications achieved in her professional medical career included: American Society of Medical Technologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, The Society of Nuclear Medicine, Southern California Chapter - Society of Nuclear Medicine and a Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board endorsement. Rosie lived in Palm Desert, California for thirty-five years prior to moving to the Evansville area in 2008. She was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert, CA and also St. Mary Catholic Church in Evansville.
The Legeay family would especially like to thank the many devoted caretakers at both the Evansville Protestant Home and Bell Oaks Terrace of Newburgh. We appreciate the expertise of Dr. Karl Sash and Southern Care Hospice. We also would like to thank Fr. Steve Lintzenich of St. Mary Catholic Church for his spiritual guidance.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Alexander Funeral Home, 2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 6th and Broadway, Paducah, KY with Fr. Brian J. Roby officiating.
Rosemary will be buried near her parents in the Boike lot at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Old Mayfield Road, Paducah, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, St. Mary Catholic Church; or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.