Rosemary Liggett, 80, of Champaign, formerly of Greenup, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020. Rosie was born in Mahomet on January 15, 1940, the daughter of Melvin C. and Grace Daniels.
She is survived by her sisters, Alice Gaines (Carl Jones) of Champaign, and Fern Wakeley (JJ Johnson) of Rantoul; daughter Debbie King of Oklahoma and son Kevin Cowan of Colorado. Rosie is also survived by seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers John and Fred Daniels.
Rosie did many things in her working life. Her love of animals led her to working for a number of years in a veterinary clinic. She was also a long-time waitress at the Urbana Steak-n-Shake and later retired from Hamburg Distributors. In recent years, she was enjoying retirement in Greenup, IL. Rosie was the definition of a people person who never knew a stranger. She had an out-size personality- embracing the world with a wicked sense of humor and a deeply caring soul. She loved unconditionally and was loved in return by all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
There will be a private family service for Rosie. Family and friends are welcome to attend graveside services to be held December 28 at 2:45 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Mahomet. Covid-19 social distancing protocols should be followed. Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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