Rosemarie Burns

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Rosemarie “Roses” Burns, nee Pope, 91, formerly of Freeburg, died Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at Cedar Ridge Care Center, Lebanon, IL.

Rose was born on April 5, 1932, in Tilden, IL, the daughter of Charles and Fleta, nee Terry, Pope. She was raised in Freeburg with her mother, Fleta, and stepfather, Lawrence “Mike” Krauss. Rose loved her family and loved to talk about Jesus and listen to gospel music. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Freeburg, IL.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Vanessa Broussard; a son, Kevin Lowe; a grandson, Jacob Lowe; a granddaughter, Aleschia Bauer; a sister, Barbara Kennedy; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Kennedy.

She is survived by a son, Joe Broussard of Coulterville, IL; a daughter, Lori (Bob) Bauer of Freeburg, IL; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Peggy Presley and Ellen Saldana.

Memorials may be made to Promedica Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

According to Rosemarie’s wishes, private cremation services were held.


3 Comments on Rosemarie Burns

Victor Main said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 5:28 AM

My condolences to you Lori and family. Prayers to all

  • New Athens
  • Ill
Diana Borger-Savoia said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 10:35 PM

Sending my sympathies to the family, I went to school with Vanessa, and my brother knew Joe , "Randy and Diana Koesterer" , we actually lived a block from them growing up...sorry for your loss... Diana....

  • Belleville
  • ILL.
Amanda (Mandy) Huffman said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2023 at 12:52 AM

Lori & Family I’m truly sorry for your family’s loss you have my condolences and prayers

  • Freeburg
  • IL

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