Rosemary Jean Orick, 92, Muncie, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
She was born February 5, 1926 in Muncie, Indiana, the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth (Ellis) Briggs. Rosemary was a 1944 graduate of Gaston High School. She was employed by Marhoefer Packing Co. for 26 years and Wee Wisdom Nursery School prior to her retirement. Rosemary was a member of First Baptist Church, Marhoefer 105 Sympathy Cub and the Bowlers Association. She enjoyed spending time at the lake cottage at Westler Lake in Wolcottville, Indiana as well as playing cards, Yahtzee, and BINGO with her family and friends.
Survivors include two nieces, Jan Ellen Knote, Selma, IN; and Cynthia Rahrig, Arizona; nephew, Mark Briggs, Colorado; God daughter, Melissa Schnuck Weddell, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Sharon Briggs, Arizona; and numerous Orick family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ruth Briggs; her husband, J.C. Orick; three brothers, Fred Briggs, Jr., John Joseph Briggs, and Tommy Ray Briggs; and two sisters, Betty Ruth Schaler and Barbara Ann Jarvis.
Calling for family and friends will be held at Parson Mortuary on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will be immediately followed by the funeral service with Pastor Steve Fair officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie.