Rosemary Gwinner, 79, of Hannibal, died at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at Holy Family Church in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn will serve as celebrant. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Hannibal. The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.


Rosemary Gwinner, 79, of Hannibal, died at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at Holy Family Church in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn will serve as celebrant. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Hannibal. The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Christian Prayer service will be at 6 p.m.
Mrs. Gwinner was born Nov. 13, 1930, in Monroe County to Loren and Olive Gertrude Buckman Yates.
She was married to Jack V. Gwinner on May 4, 1953. He preceded her in death March 10, 2004.
Survivors include two daughters, Barb Lemons (Frank), New London, Mo., and Cathy Riley (Mark), Hannibal, Mo.; two sons, Joe Gwinner (Julie), Hannibal, Mo., and Jim Gwinner (Angie), St. Louis, Mo.; and one sister, Lorene Hays, Monroe City, Mo.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Amy Cowan (Jeff), Chris Patterson (Leah), Megan Patterson, Eric Riley (Katie), Jason Riley, Malissie Gwinner, Maddie Gwinner and Jimmy Gwinner Jr.; two great-grandchildren: Sophia Cowan and Chase Patterson; two step-granddaughters: Megan Bell (Jeff) and Andy Lemons; three step-great grandchildren: Tarryn, Carter and Aidan Bell; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and six brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Gwinner was well known for cakes she baked for numerous family and friends over the years. She was a member of AARP, Council of Catholic Women, Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Holy Family Church and National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary, where she served as past president. Mrs. Gwinner enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her family, children and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Comfort and Assurance Campaign, Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation or Holy Family Church in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Eric Riley, Jason Riley, Chris Patterson, Jeff Cowan, John Yates and John Ritter.
Online condolences can be made and video tributes viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com