Mary “Rosie” Rosalie Tabor

CENTRALIA — Mary “Rosie” Rosalie Tabor, 90, of Centralia, passed away May 31, 2021.

She was born September 20, 1930, in Eldorado, Illinois, the daughter of Milton Cowan and Neva Helen (Hughes) Cowan and after both her parents passed she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Nova Weems. She married James Jr. Tabor on February 2, 1952, in Centralia and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2016.

Rosie is survived by her son, James “Jay” S. Tabor and wife Micki of Centralia; six daughters, Deborah R. White of Centralia, Cheryl L. Tabor of Centralia, Janice M. Rector and husband Garry of Owensville, MO, Diana R. Pace of Evansville, IN, Donna R. Gibson and Mark Lee of Centralia, and Rebecca E. Tabor of Centralia; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother: Curtis Wilburn Cowan and two sisters: Velma Jean Cowan and Wilma Louise Puckett.

Rosie owned and operated various rental properties and was a homemaker. She enjoyed working on her family genealogy. Rosie cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

Funeral Services for Mary “Rosie” Rosalie Tabor will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Donnie Shaffer officiating. Entombment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Lakeside Mausoleum in Centralia.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the funeral home and from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Tabor family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.