Mary "Rose" Gardner

Mary "Rose" Gardner, nee Malmberg, 83, of Bourbonnais, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL. born Tuesday, August 25, 1925, in Hockerville, OK died Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at her daughter's residence in Fenton, MO.

Rose worked as a manager in the fabric department for K-Mart in Belleville. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Kankakee, IL and was always active in the church's women's group. She was a former member of First Church of the Nazarene in Belleville, IL.

She is preceded in death by:

  • Husband: Walter Glen Gardner
  • Parents: Oscar Thomas and Lettie Leona nee Rowden Malmberg
  • Brother: Clarence "Buck" Malmberg
  • Sister: Margie Humphrey
She is survived by:
  • Children
    • Rita (Robert) Smith of Bourbonnais, IL
    • Sherie (Jerry) Huber of Fenton, MO
    • Son-Glen (Kayla) Gardner of Grand Blanc, MI
  • Sister: Estella "Sally" Sbragia of Tuscon, AZ
  • Grandchildren
    • Renee (Randy) Edmondson
    • Michelle Gelso
    • Gina Lucas-Huber
    • Julie Huber
    • Joe Huber
    • Jeff (Sarah) Huber
    • Kelsey (Jeff) Hendrix
    • Blake Gardner
  • Great Grandchildren
    • Megan Edmondson
    • Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Matthew Edmondson
    • Emily Lucas
    • Olivia Lucas
    • Katie Gelso
    • Paige Gelso
  • Many Nieces and Nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Central Church of the Nazarene in Flint, MI where her son is the pastor.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M., Monday, July 6 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Glen Gardner and Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.