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Rosemary Ann (Prinz) Estep

March 4, 1939 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 81)

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Obituary

Mrs. Rosemary Ann Prinz Estep, age 81, of Franklin, KY entered into rest on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at Oak Hill Senior Living in Portland, TN. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home, Franklin, KY.  Visitation will be held at Gilbert Funeral Home on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and will continue on Friday, September 4th, 2020 from 6:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 4th, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 403 North Main Street, in Franklin, KY with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.   

Rosemary was born on March 4, 1939 in Queens, NY to the late John Prinz and the late Rose Giammona Prinz.  She is preceded in death by her husband, JP Estep and sister Josephine Prinz Koubek of Williston Park, NY. 

She is survived by two sons, John Estep and Joey Estep, both of Franklin, KY; 5 grandchildren, Carey Massey (Ricky), Hilary Blackburn (Josh), Jeremy Estep, Magen Estep and Jay Estep; and 8 great-grandchildren Molly, Annie and Harrison Massey; Kenlee Estep; Elizabeth, Andy and Shelby Blackburn; Kenidee Estep; and Adalyn Estes. 

Rosemary was a 1956 graduate of William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens, NY.  A resident of Woodside, NY, she met the late JP Estep at the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking.  After marrying, the two moved to Franklin, KY in 1958 where they owned and operated Estep Jewelers for 25 years. Rosemary was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was a member for more than 60 years.  She supported and participated in Simpson County Habitat for Humanity and Good Samaritan, and was a member of the Lady’s Guild at St Mary’s Catholic Church. 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are to be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 403 North Main St, Franklin, KY. 42134.  Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the funeral home. 

Online condolences may be made at www.gilbertfhonline.com and the complete obituary may be read on our Facebook page, Gilbert Funeral Home of Franklin, KY.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 3, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Visitation
Friday
September 4, 2020

6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Funeral Mass
Friday
September 4, 2020

2:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
403 North Main St
Franklin, KY 42134

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