Rosemary H. Marcum, 95, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born May 18, 1925 in Ladonia, TX to Will & Florein (Flo) Haden. Rosemary met Roy Benton Marcum at a young age and waited for him to get back from serving in World War II as members of The Greatest Generation. Once Roy returned, Rosemary got to marry the love of her life, Roy Benton Marcum, on August 8, 1948 in Ladonia, TX. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Denton, TX at Texas State College for Women. Rosemary did many things in life and had careers as a Dietitian, at Lone Star Gas, ONG, and nursing homes. She attended and served in many different Southern Baptist Churches throughout her lifetime. She cared deeply for her family and friends, including the members at Meadowood Baptist Church.
Rosemary is survived by her son James Benton Marcum and daughter-in-law Lynell Marcum; daughter Suzanne Marcum Tapp and son-in-law Dennis Tapp; granddaughter Karen Owens and husband Cody Owens, granddaughter Kristen Tapp Silhavey and husband Dan Silhavey; and great-grandchildren Gracie Rose Owens, Gentry McKayla Owens, Gwyneth Marie Owens, and Molly Rose Silhavey.
She is preceded in death by her husband Roy Benton Marcum and brother Will Haden, Jr.
A visitation will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with family present from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Ford Funeral Service in Midwest City, OK. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Commerce Funeral Home in Commerce, TX with interment to follow at Ladonia Cemetery in Ladonia, TX.
The family would like to thank Epworth Villa staff and friends for all their loving care for Rosemary for the past nine years. Please feel free to donate to a charity of your choice in honor of Rosemary H. Marcum.
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