Rosemarie Murray (nee Scholle) was born on July 28, 1930 to "Jennie" (Mary Jane, nee Dempster) and Frank H. Scholle. During her youth, Rosie lived in Fairmount, attended St. Bonaventure School, and greatly enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the accordion. She graduated from Mother of Mercy High School in 1948 and worked for several years at the Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company. In 1952 she married the late "Jim" James W. Murray, and together they had six children, who gave them fifteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren, with an eleventh currently on the way. Rosie and her husband had countless friends, many dating back to their high school years. She was a fun-loving person, and never missed an opportunity to socialize. The Murray family has such fond memories of holidays and vacations spent with family and friends.
Most of Rosemarie's interests revolved around family and friends; in addition, she held and often voiced strong opinions on a variety of issues. In the late 1950s Rosie became active in the earliest days of the La Leche League of Greater Cincinnati, and was an advocate for the benefits of breastfeeding. She also supported the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, along with her husband, and cherished the many friends she met along the way at St. Antoninus Parish, whether volunteering in gym classes, ladies' bowling leagues, card clubs, or through her sons' sporting events. Rosie loved games, especially baseball, and was a huge fan of the Cincinnati Reds; she told stories of going to the ballpark as a little girl with her grandma. In fact, Rosie told many entertaining stories throughout her 92 years, and was known for her wonderful sense of humor, her love of practical jokes and pranks, her patriotism, and her many long-standing friendships. Most everyone who interacted with Rosie in any significant way remembered her.
Rosemarie leaves behind her brother Frank H. Scholle, Jr., as well as her six children and their spouses, who brought her great joy: Jay Murray, Kathy Isaacs (Lewis), Beth Murray, Tom Murray, Steve Murray (Nancy), and Paul Murray (Julie). Rosie was also so proud and fond of her grandchildren Tim Bucher (Mindy), and great-grandchildren Naomi, Violet, and Sam; Greg Isaacs (Jessica) and great-grandchildren Elise and Elena; Danielle Cornwall (Gary) and great-grandchild Claire; Tina Isaacs; Austin Murray (Tiona); Emily Prince (Ben) and great-grandchildren Arlo, Ellis, and Ira; Katie Shrum (Ryan) and great-grandchild Holland Rose; Jamie Murray (Krissy Gordin); Julie Murray; Matthew Murray (Colleen Moir); Lauren Murray; Olivia Murray; Amanda Murray; Lizzy Murray; and Sean Murray. Aunt Rose and her late husband also leave numerous nieces, nephews, and their children, as well.
Rosemarie passed peacefully at Twin Towers Senior Living Community on December 4, 2022, from complications of COVID-related dementia. She was assisted in her final two years by many wonderful caretakers at the facility and later by the dedicated staff of Hospice of Cincinnati. There will be no funeral at this time, as Rosemarie proudly chose to be a donor to the University of Cincinnati Body Donation Program, saying it was "the last good thing she could do on earth". A celebration of Rosie's life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following family causes: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Greater Cincinnati Chapter), Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, La Leche League of Cincinnati, Hospice of Cincinnati, or the Green Township VFW Post 10380.