Rosemary Colley



Rosemary Catherine (known to all as Jill) Colley, Owensville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at her residence.
She was born to Louis R. Sr. and Rose (Colletti) Luepke in St. Louis.
She was united in marriage to John C. Colley, May 16, 1987, in St. Louis.
Jill enjoyed music, reading, her family, friends, and her incredible neighbors in Peaceful Valley. She most enjoyed dancing and live music and was known throughout several counties and at many local wineries as “The Dancing Lady.”
She was preceded in death by parents Lou and Rose Mary; husband John; and sisters Mary Lou Birrell and Susanne Luepke.
She is survived by children Amy Prince and husband Steven of Gerald, Beth Perniciaro and husband Ed of St. Louis, Theresa Woodley and Phil of St. Louis; bonus daughters Shirley Wadell and husband David of St. Louis and Mary Wolfsberger of St. Peters; brother Louis R. Luepke Jr. and wife Margaret of Canon City, Colo.; grandchildren Jenn (Josh), Alex, Olivia, Rachel, Ashton, Reagan, Brian, Jessica, Luke, Jared (Robin), Tyler (Emma), Dylan, and Matthew (Angie); and special friend, her sweetheart, Clyde Zelch.
A Celebration of Life and interment will be held at a later date.
Jill was a Patron of the Arts for East Central College. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate in her name to the ECC Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville.