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Rosemary Orbaugh Kaiser

February 16, 1929 ~ October 17, 2019 (age 90)

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Rosemary Orbaugh Kaiser died peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones early Thursday, October 17, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer.  Fondly known as "Corky", she was born in Noblesville, IN on February 16, 1929 to Mary (Clifford) and Noel Ego Orbaugh who preceeded her in death.  In December 1954, she married Phillip Kaiser who also preceeded her in death in 2003.  Also preceeding her was a brother, Clifford Orbaugh, who died as an infant in 1925.

Survivors include her loving children: Kimberly Kaiser and Marcia Kaiser of Cicero, IN, Bruce Kaiser of Arcadia, IN, and Lisa Jo (Jon) Lebsack of Fort Collins, Colorado.  Her pride and joy were her grandkids, Slade Lebsack and Audrey Rose Lebsack of Fort Collins, Colorado as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She graduated with the Jackson Central HS Class of 1947 and worked at Herff Jones in Indianapolis, IN after graduation.  She followed in her mother's footsteps as Clerk Treasurer of Cicero, IN in 1961 for 18 years, and worked for the Town of Cicero until she retired in 2013 at the age of 84.  She was raised and lived her entire life in Cicero, IN.

Rosemary was actively involved with Bethel Lutheran Church where she was the church treasurer for over 40 years, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Altar Guild for over 50 years.  She was also a member of the local American Legion Post 341 Auxiliary.

Rosemary was an avid fan of music and theatre.  She often traveled with friends to see the Purdue Glee Club and Straight No Chaser.  She loved to travel especially to Colorado to visit her grandkids and family as well as her favorite mountain town of Breckenridge.

A celebration gathering will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Hartley Funeral Home, Cicero Chapel, 209 W. Jackson Street, Cicero, IN  46034.  The Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00am at Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Road, Noblesville, IN 46062 with visitation from 10:00am - 11:00am.

A private graveside burial service will be held at Cicero Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church Altar Guild.  You may send condolences to

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November 1, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

November 2, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church
20650 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, IN 46060

Celebration of Life
November 2, 2019

11:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church
20650 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, IN 46060


Bethel Lutheran Church Altar Guild
20650 Cumberland Rd, Noblesville IN 46062
Tel: 1-317-773-4315

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