Rose M. Pitchford

Rose M. Pitchford nee Zajac age 87 of Maryville, born July 21, 1924 in E. St. Louis, IL, passed away Friday December 2, 2011 at her residence.

Rose was a homemaker and a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter V. Pitchford Sr., her parents Melchior and Catherine nee Wojnarowicz Zajac, a grandson Mark Joseph Pitchford, a brother Stanley Zajac, 4 sisters Stella Zajac, Catherine Kitson, Bernice Adamove, and Helen Zajac.

She is survived by a son Walter V. (Judith) Pitchford Jr. of Union, MO, 2 daughters Carol Pitchford of Maryville and Barbara Masterson of Troy, IL, 6 grandchildren Stephen Pitchford and Nathan of St. Louis, MO, Katherine Barber of Hope Mills, NC, Melissa Masterson of Troy, IL, Tim (Krystal) Masterson of Collinsville, IL, Sarah Masterson of Maryville, and Allison Pitchford of Hope Mills, NC, 3 great grandchildren Marissa, Lucy and Austin, nieces & nephews.

The family would like to thank Rose’s caregiver Lenora Mitcherson for her kindness and care.

Visitation will be from 9:30am until 10:30am Monday December 5, 2011 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 200 North Lange Maryville, IL.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30am Monday at the church with Rev. Steve Sotiroff officiating.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL. 

Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice 20 Junction Dr. West Ste. 4 Glen Carbon, IL  62034 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 9370 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63132.

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