Rosemary Heneisen Givens Evansville, Ind. Rosemary Givens, 82, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born September 1, 1934, in Evansville, to the late James Clifford and Mildred (Goad) Heneisen. Church was her life. She attended Grace Baptist Church for 68 years. She and her husband, Royd, left Grace in their later years to help establish NorthWoods Church where she attended until her death. In the course of her lifetime of church work, she taught Sunday school and led Bible school for over 60 years. She taught numerous Bible Study courses and led countless women's meetings. She and Royd saw a great need to mentor young couples and started the Married Young Adults class at Grace. She greatly enjoyed her Tuesday morning ladies Bible study and treasured their time together. Her greatest legacy is that she led untold numbers of people to Christ. Rosemary was one of the first volunteers when hospice was started here in Evansville. She volunteered for eight years, providing comfort and support to both patients and their families. To Rosemary, family was everything, she spent her life serving her family. No ones birthday was ever forgotten. There was always a party with cards, gifts and a cake. One time she made a birthday cake for a neighbor child after finding out his mother didn't make him one; she thought everyone should feel loved. She celebrated birthdays, graduations, weddings and holidays. She absolutely loved Christmas. She started the day after Thanksgiving and decorated for a week, usually putting up a tree in every room. She loved life! She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Royd E. Givens; parents; brother, William Dale; and preterm twin babies. Rosemary is survived by her children, Sharon Conover, Sheri Walker and Jeffrey Moore; grandchildren, Shayne Small, Jonathon Small, Ashley Burman, Jacob Walker, Candice Tatum and Adam Moore; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Katie, Heaven, Kaden, Lydia, Phoebe, Noah and Emma. Also surviving are her brother, James Heneisen; and her best friend, Pat Duckworth. We know that Rosemary's one wish would be that in celebration of her life others would be inspired to come to Christ and serve those hurting and in need. The family wishes to express their greatest appreciation to the staff of St. Mary's Medical Center and in particular her nurse, Sami, for their kindness and support. They went above and beyond. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road, officiated by Rev. Bobby Pell, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, and Saturday 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to NorthWoods Church. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com .
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