Rosalie Kay Gleim

December 7, 1936 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 83)


Rosalie Kay Gleim passed away on May 7, 2020, having suffered from congestive heart failure and COPD.  She was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 7, 1936, to Kenneth and Hazel Gleim, becoming their first child. 

          Rosalie grew up in LaPorte, Indiana.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and a master’s degree from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana.  After graduation, she began teaching English Literature, French, Speech, and Creative Writing in Junior High, High School and College.  She’d been living in Burlington, Kentucky for the past twenty-five years.

          Rosalie has been described by her friends as one of the most generous people they’ve ever known.  She regularly wrote checks to charitable institutions, her favorite being Heifer International.  She put one lady through college and medical school, and she even bought a car for a friend getting out of prison.  She will be remembered for her giving.

          Rosalie is survived by her sister, Mary Legner, who lives in Dayton, Ohio.

            A memorial service is being planned for some time in the fall. 

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