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Rose Mary Pulver

Rose Mary

January 15, 1943
May 12, 2018

Visitation 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval
Funeral 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 18, 2018 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval

Rose Mary Pulver, 75, of Sandoval entered into eternal peace on Saturday, May 12, 2018 with her daughters by her side at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born on January 15, 1943 the daughter of John W. and Essie Mae (Manley) Houston in Rural Patoka. She married the love of her life, Hollice “Bucky” Pulver on December 3, 1963 at the Patoka Christian Church.

Rose Mary leaves her loving memories to be cherished by, her husband of 54 years, Hollice “Bucky” Pulver; her precious daughters, Holly Pacis and husband Joey of Watertown, MA, and Traci Macz and husband Tom of Sandoval, IL; her cherished grandchildren, Ryan Pacis, George Macz, and soon to be a blessing, baby Macz; her caring siblings, Flora Payne-Cain and husband Wes of Vernon, IL, Joan Binnion of Tallapoosa, GA, and John “Tom” Houston and wife Thelma of Patoka, IL.

Rose Mary was preceded in death by both her parents, John and Essie Houston; her brother, Edward L. Houston; and 2 infant sons.

Rose Mary grew up in rural Patoka on a farm. She went to beauty school in 1961 and began her working career at the Broadway Beauty Shop in Centralia. After marrying Bucky, they built their home in Sandoval and she started Rose Mary’s Beauty Shop out of her home. She loved her customers dearly and considered them to be her friends. In her young adulthood she enjoyed water skiing, hosting parties, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Rose Mary was the rock of her family and community. She lived life with an energy that was truly inspiring. In 2009, she joined the Sandoval Women’s Club and formerly held the office of secretary. She served as a trustee on the Sandoval Village Board since July of 2010. As trustee she held duties for the personnel and finance committee and was passionately involved on the Sandoval Cemetery Board. Over the years she organized a cleaning crew that restored the beauty of all the stones within several area cemeteries. Since March 22, 1987 she was a member of the Sandoval Methodist Church where she was a former UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) leader and also served on the church board as trustee. Rose Mary faithfully attended the Ambassador Sunday School class at the church.

Never one to “let grass grow under her feet” Rose Mary could be found nurturing her flowers and Bucky’s strawberries, gardening and sharing her harvest with her customers in the beauty shop and friends and family. She enjoyed quilting and sewing with dear friends and generously donated many of the quilts to be raffled at the Sandoval Cemetery fundraisers. Rose Mary also had a passion for cooking and no one close to her table at mealtime could pass up her mouthwatering noodles and pies. She was beautiful, straightforward, kind and loyal. She had a wealth of wisdom that mentored many young people over the years. The ripple effect from the legacy Rose Mary leaves behind will continue in all the people she cared for and loved.

Rose Mary and Bucky were blessed with two daughters, Holly and Traci. Rose Mary taught them to be humble, gracious, and respectful to others. Her desire was for her daughters to further their education to better themselves. She was very proud of their college education. Rose Mary modeled a Proverbs 31 love to all who knew her, but especially her family. She selflessly cared for her husband and showered her grandsons with endless love. She demonstrated strength, dignity, and hard work within her home. Her family will remember her giving advice with wise words and kindness.

Celebration of life services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Directing Pastor Ken Hayden and Pastor Rick Atchley officiating. Interment will follow at the Sandoval Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to visiting hours from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the funeral home in Sandoval. Memorial contributions in Rose Mary’s honor may be made to the Sandoval Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. Online condolences and memories of Rose may be shared with the family at and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.