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Rosemary Bay

October 19, 2017

Rosemary 'Rosie' G. Bay, 95, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Zanesville Health and Rehabilitation Center.


Rosemary was born in Noble County on July 15, 1922.  She is the daughter of the late Dewey and Eunice Gibbs.  She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1940. She married Dave Bay on November 10, 1944, and they lived for 69 happy years together on the family farm in Cumberland, Ohio. She previously worked for the Cumberland Savings Bank and the Cumberland Post Office.  She was an 86-year member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Cumberland where she served as a Sunday School teacher and past treasurer of the church for 47 years. She was previously a member of the Ohio Eastern Star of Cumberland. She was involved for many years with the Guernsey County Fair.  


Rosemary is survived by her son Ed (Karen) Bay of Cumberland and her granddaughters, Allison and Emily Bay, son of heart Jerry (Judy) Thompson, brother-in-law  John (Barbara) Bay of Wilmington, Ohio, brother-in-law Robert Neff of Zanesville, Ohio, several nieces and nephews including special nieces Francie Holdren and Bobby Creeks both of Zanesville, Ohio, Margaret Martin of Mansfield, Ohio and many other beloved family members and friends. She considered herself Grandma to everyone she met, and will be missed by all who knew her.


In addition to her parents, Rosemary is preceded in death by her husband David S. Bay who passed away in 2013, her sisters, Sunny Neff and Ethyl Gee and her granddaughter, Jamie Cope Cowger.  


Friends and family are welcome to attend calling hours from 4-8pm on Friday, October 27, 2017 and 10-11am on Saturday, October 28, at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Cumberland.  Funeral Services will be held at the church at 11am on Saturday, October 28, with Rev. Jim Gibson officiating. She will be laid to rest in Cumberland Cemetery beside her husband. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In honor of Rosie's love for her church and the community, the family invites you to attend the church of your choice. 

Buffalo Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located at 302 W. Main St. Cumberland, Ohio, 43732. 

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