---- — Rose Marie Westbrook, 87, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 5:21 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
Rose was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Chicago, a daughter of Frank and Stella (Bartnicki) Oslager. She married Robert Westbrook, and he preceded her in death Sept. 27, 1966.
Mrs. Westbrook was a nurse for several local doctors offices including Drs. James R. Heersma, Gary Reagan and Manoj H. Desai.
She is survived by her children, Linda Rose Halstead of St. Louis, Robert Edward Westbrook and wife Barbara of Joshua Tree, Calif., Michael Frank Westbrook and wife Audrey of Flagler Beach, Fla., Barbara Ann Reynolds of Mt. Vernon and Randy Rex Westbrook and wife Alicia of Mt. Vernon; sister, Dorothy James of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Robert Oslager and William Oslager and wife Carmen, all of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Sandra Westbrook, Matthew Reynolds and wife Zane, Brittany Reynolds, Justin Westbrook, Crystal Westbrook and Marlee Westbrook; two great-grandchildren, Jadyn Blair-Westbrook and Luxe Reynolds; and a very special friend, Homer McGehee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dr. Scott Lee Westbrook; infant brother, Richard; brother, Frank; two sisters, Martha Robertson and Lenore “Pudge” Cortez.
A private memorial gathering for Rose Marie Westbrook will be held Saturday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Rend Lake College Nursing Program and will be accepted at Newell Funeral Home in Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon where you may call 246-0100 for more information or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com.