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Rosemary Jean Musial

June 18, 1927 - November 20, 2017

Rosemary J. Musial (nee Vernell) died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at her home in Hendersonville, NC after a lengthy illness.

Rosemary was born in Lorain, OH and resided there until 2014. She was a graduate of Lorain High School, class of 1945 and of Ohio University, Athens, OH. She taught physical education and English at St. Mary’s High School in Lorain.

She was an early member of Lakeland Women’s Club where she was active in their civic development efforts. She belonged to many of the organization’s creative and fine arts groups over several decades. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and was active in their Marian Guild. Rosemary will be remembered fondly by family and friends as a consummate homemaker, decorator and gracious hostess. She delighted in her many craft projects and in instructing those who admired them.

Surviving are daughter Vicki Musial of Chicago, IL; son Mark (Jeanette) of Oakland, CA; daughter Tracy McDowell (Paul) of Asheville, NC and grandsons Sean and Dillon McDowell.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Victor F. Musial and parents Josephine Vernell
(nee Simsic) and John P Vernell.

Services will be held in Hendersonville, NC with burial at Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain, NC on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association: 4217 Park Place Ct. Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 or Homeward Bound of WNC (RITI Program): PO Box 1166 Asheville, NC 28802, an organization that helps homeless women.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 am


Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Our Lady of Angels Chapel

Hendersonville, NC

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm


Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

962 Old US 70 Hwy. West
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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