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Rose Marie Reilly


Last updated 1/28/2021 at 2:02pm

Rose Marie Reilly

Rose Marie Reilly


While a resident of Cheney, Wash. in recent times, Rose Marie Reilly a.k.a. Wissy was always a Cincinnati kid. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Rebecca & Samuel E. Reilly, Jr. on Nov. 7, 1959, she joined two siblings, at the time; and, in fairly short order, became one of five including: Mary Reilly Mulligan (Lenore), John Reilly, Paul Reilly (Lenny) and Becky Reilly. 

Rose attended St. Williams Elementary School and graduated from Seton High School in 1977. She became a well-loved and long-term employee of LaRosa's Pizzaria in Cincinnati, serving a ravenous customer base for more than 20 years.

For health and wellness, Rose moved to Cheney to live with her sister, Becky; and after getting her health into better shape, she took work as a deli clerk at the Cheney Trading Company, in Cheney (now Yokes). Her draw to her hometown was too great, and Rose moved back to Cincinnati where her deli experience found a home with the Kroger Company. Congestive heart failure, again, took her out of the workforce and she returned back to Cheney where she lived for the last six years. 

Rose was preceded in death by her father, mother, and brother Paul. She is survived by her siblings John, Mary and Becky, their spouses and by her always loved and adored nieces and nephews. The family will hold private services.

Cheney Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook at


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