Rozella, age 77, of Round Lake Beach, IL, was born on May 16, 1944, in Marseilles to the late Robert and Hermina Cunningham. She passed on Friday, February 25, 2022, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by loved ones.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard David Barlow of Round Lake Beach, her children, Beverly (Russell) Baker of Gilman, WI, Sandra Barlow (Stout) of Kenosha, WI, Joyce (LeRoy) Strantz of Ironwood, MI, Richard Jr. (Cheri) Barlow of Huntsville, TX, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sisters Ida Bellman and Mary Mantzke of Eldorado, IL, brother Roy Cunningham of Wildwood, IL and many nieces and nephews. Rozella is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert (Bobby), John Kelly and sister Betty Ann Wolfe, grandson Matthew and great granddaughter Abigail.
On November 7, 1964, she was united in marriage to Richard Barlow in Grayslake, IL.
Rich and Rose built their life around love and family. Rose worked at Magee Middle School as a Librarian. She retired in 2004 and spent much time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She loved to fish, enjoyed the Riverboat and was always ringing her bell during Packer games. Rose also enjoyed playing card games with friends and family and putting together numerous puzzles as well as collecting many smiley faces. She knew no stranger and always had a way of making every single one of her grandchildren feel like they were her favorite. She loved fiercely and will be missed every day, but her memory will never fade.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen Funeral Home and Crematory. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Rozella on her tribute wall.