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Rosalie Joy McClure Krohmer passed away Friday, June 30th with her family by her side in Norman after an extended illness. She was born one of four daughters and one son to Mose and Pauline McClure on October 24, 1932 in Oklahoma City.

She married the love of her life and best friend, Leroy Krohmer on September 29, 1949. They had been married over 67 years and had three children, a son Larry Krohmer, daughter Vicki Rider, and son Dustin Krohmer. They have five grandchildren, Gabe Krohmer, Travis and TomiDee Rider, and twin granddaughters Morgan and Katelynn Krohmer.

Rosalie was a stay at home mom until the mid-1960s when she and her husband Leroy started the Thunderbird Riding Stables at Lake Thunderbird. They sold the stables in 1969. She then helped her husband with their real estate company, Town and Country Realty. Later, Rosalie worked as a special needs teacher at Norman High School. She would care for her students out of school as well, helping their parents. During her time there she wanted to get her GED, so she studied very hard and received it in 1994, when she was 62 years old, an accomplishment she was very proud of.

Rosalie was a devoted church member of Noble Church of Christ for over forty years and volunteered many hours there. She loved painting ceramics and talking on the phone to all of her friends and family. She also loved helping her husband prepare and cook for his Cleveland County, District 3 Christmas parties while he was County Commissioner.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, sisters, husband Leroy and daughter Vicki. She is survived by her son Larry and wife Donis Krohmer of Katy, Texas, son-in-law Tommy Rider of Norman, and Dustin Krohmer and wife Suzanne Krohmer of Norman, grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Visitation Hours: Wednesday, July 5th from 4:00-7:00pm
Funeral Service: Thursday, July 6th 10:30am, Noble Church of Christ
Interment: Noble IOOF Cemetery
Directed By McMahans Funeral Home
Published on July 4, 2017
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