Rosemarie Green
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Rosemarie Crnkovich Green, 80, a resident of Cleveland since 1988, passed from this world Tuesday, July 22, 2014, after a lengthy battle with various illnesses.

She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Michele Green; her parents, Michael and Amelia Weber Crnkovich; an infant brother; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

She is survived by her former husband and father of her children, Baxter Green; daughter, Debra Conner and husband Ray; grandchildren: Lisa Conner, Michael Conner and wife, Danielle, all of Cleveland, and Nicholas Giordano and girlfriend, Eve Dilbeck of Benton; great-grandchildren, Analiza and Logan Conner; sisters, Esther Myrick and Betty Schweigert of McCook, Ill.; brother, George Crnkovich of McCook; several nieces and nephews; and beloved friends.

She graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Ill. in 1951 and worked for many years as a secretary. She also worked as a radio dispatcher for the McCook Police Department and later in the office of the Cleveland Police Department, where she made many friends. She was very proud of her Croatian and Swiss heritage and enjoyed genealogy. Her love of quilting and crafts began in 1958 when she worked with her former mother-in-law to make a beautiful hand-stitched quilt.

She attended Spring Place Church of God of Prophecy until illness prevented it and was blessed by the friendship of the congregation who continued to minister to her to the end, especially Brother and Phyllis Wright and Wilma Whaley. She particularly enjoyed the music at Spring Place and loved to sing old hymns and songs from her childhood. She loved the senior Sunday School class members and also the ladies of First Lutheran Church, where she often attended fellowship activities with her daughter.

The family will receive visitors from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Spring Place Church of God of Prophecy, 2600 Spring Place Road in Cleveland. The celebration of her life service will start at 2 p.m. and will be conducted by Brother Eric Washburn and Brother Coile. The interment will follow the service in the Sugar Creek Cemetery

Pallbearers will be her former co-workers at the Cleveland Police Department: Brian Montgomery, Mike Ricker, Steve Tyson, Robert Suits; grandson, Nicholas Giordano; and friend of the family, Jared King.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Rosemarie and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Green family with her arrangements.