Rosamond "Rosy" Joan (Henry) McVey
Rosamond “Rosy” Joan (Henry) McVey, 90, of Avon Park, FL, formerly of Columbus, IN passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She was born February 16, 1928 in Shelbyville, IN to Alvia and Flora (Richey) Henry. She married Howard D. McVey on December 23, 1948 at the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, IN, he survives.
Rosy was a 1945 graduate of Shelbyville High School where she was the valedictorian of her class. She had been a medical and legal stenographer for several years having worked at Camp Atterbury. She was an executive secretary for Hamilton-Cosco in Columbus, IN for 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbus, IN and in Sebring, FL. She enjoyed playing the violin from her time in high school to performing with her family. She also enjoyed dancing.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years Howard D. McVey of Avon Park, FL; her children Stephen Michael McVey (Cathy of Oxford, OH), Julianne Bowling (Conrad) of Franklin, IN, Ted William McVey (Debora) of Socorro, NM, and Tod Russell McVey (Roschelle) of Jacksonville, FL; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant son Patrick Michael McVey; a brother Major Henry; and a sister Lois Henry.
The Reverend William Griffith will conduct a celebration of life service on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Columbus, 3300 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus, IN, 47203, where friends may gather from 11 A.M. till service time at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Forest Hills Cemetery in Shelbyville, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Columbus, 3300 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus, IN, 47203. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN. is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.