Rosemary Reiner Kaye

Rosemary Reiner Kaye

Listen to this article

MATTOON — Rosemary Reiner Kaye, 88, formerly of Paxton, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Mattoon.

She was born Feb. 23, 1931, to Peter Paul and Mary (Frank) Reiner in Chicago. She married George Kaye in 1955; he died in 2006.

She is survived by her three children, Jordan Kaye of rural Pesotum, Hilary (Neil Bernstein) Kaye Valentine of Champaign and Jonathan (Clair) Kaye of Toledo; and three grandchildren, Margot Valentine, Andrew Valentine and Daniel Bernstein.

She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson James Franklin Kaye.

Rosemary grew up in the city of Chicago, where she graduated from Senn High School, and was a longtime resident of Paxton, where she was active in many civic organizations including the Paxton Women’s Club and the Paxton Historical Society. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and she was a worldwide traveler.

Condolences and memories may be shared at