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In Memory of

Rosemary LeHuray

October 11, 1928 - January 5, 2018

Obituary


Rosemary (Deitz) LeHuray, age 89, of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee passed away on January 5, 2018. Rosemary was born to Don and Lillian Dietz of West Chicago, Illinois. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in West Chicago and was a 1946 graduate from West Chicago High School. Rosemary was a devoted nurse, graduating from Weslyan Memorial College of Nursing which is affiliated with Northwestern University. Her Baccalaureate Degree was completed at Northern Illinois University. Rosemary worked as a US Navy Nurse (Wave) in Camp Pendleton, California during the Korean War and then returned to the Chicago...

Rosemary (Deitz) LeHuray, age 89, of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee passed away on January 5, 2018. Rosemary was born to Don and Lillian Dietz of West Chicago, Illinois. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in West Chicago and was a 1946 graduate from West Chicago High School. Rosemary was a devoted nurse, graduating from Weslyan Memorial College of Nursing which is affiliated with Northwestern University. Her Baccalaureate Degree was completed at Northern Illinois University. Rosemary worked as a US Navy Nurse (Wave) in Camp Pendleton, California during the Korean War and then returned to the Chicago area to work at St. Joseph Hospital {Presence} of Elgin, Illinois. She later accepted the position of Director of Nursing for Sevier Medical Center (LeConte Medical Center) of Sevier County, Tennessee. She was honored in 1993 by being selected as Nurse and Department Head of the Year for the state of Tennessee. She retired in April 1994. Rosemary will be missed by her daughters, Pat Bates of Bentonville, Arkansas and Mary (Rick) Gloeckler of Powell, Tennessee; sister, Patricia McMaster of Naples, Florida; brother Bob (Jackie) Dietz of Cazenovia, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Andrea (Paul) Beach and Loren Bates. She was preceded in death by her son, John LeHuray and parents, Don and Lillian Dietz. As a passionate nursing professional and learner for life, Rosemary has given the ultimate gift by donating her body to science for the education of those who will be treating us in the future. Rosemary was a lover of animals and an avid reader her entire life. She served on the board of the Pigeon Forge Tennessee Library, was a member of the DAR Spencer Clack chapter, and volunteered for the American Cancer Society. Memorial donations may be made to: Sevier County Humane Society, PO Box 976, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37868 or: Pigeon Forge Library, 2449 Library Drive, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863.The family of Rosemary LeHuray wishes to thank the friends and caring staff at West Moreland Health and Rehabilitation Center and Amedisys Hospice, both of Knoxville, Tennessee. A celebration of life service for Rosemary will be held at a later date. Shared memories and words of comfort may be left at www.berryhighlandsouth.com.