2015 at the Superior Care Home of Paducah.
Rosemary was a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School where she was cheerleader co-captain
and co-editor of the BELL. She was a member of the Quill and Scroll, Future Teachers of
America, member of National Honor Society, student body president and Governor of Kentucky
She attended Peabody College for two years before returning to Paducah to marry her high
school sweetheart. While continuing to work on her undergraduate degree, Rosemary taught 2 ½
years at Emma Morgan Elementary School and then for the next 20 years at Paducah Tilghman
High School. She loved teaching and her students and was especially pleased that along with her
life-long friend and colleague, Mary Ann Waltman, she concieved of and wrote the cirriculum for
the American Studies Class.
During her tenure as a teacher, Rosemary completed her undergraduate degree and earned her
Master's Degree in English and History. During this time she was selected as a Murray State
Charter Member of the National Honors Society, Alpha Chi. One honor that was most significant
to her was awarded in 2002 by the Paducah Board of Education when she was named one of the
"Most Inspiring Teachers" based on a survey of former minority students.
Rosemary is survived by her husband, Charles Richard Rudolph of Paducah, KY; daughters,
Tamara Elizabeth King of Nashville, TN and Kristin Anne Muhlner and husband Greg of
Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Carson Brandt King, Zoe Elizabeth Muhlner and Eve Eleanor
Muhlner; brother, James Richard Walker and wife Jane of Paducah, KY; sister, Barbara Cain of
Jackson, TN; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Immanuel Baptist Church
with the Rev. Jamie Broome and Rev. Gina Brock officiating. Private burial will follow in the
Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of
Paducah and after 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Immanuel Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 3465
Buckner Lane, Paducah, KY 42001 or to the Paducah Child Watch, 1118 Jefferson Street, Paducah,
KY 42001 or to the Paducah Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road, Paducah, KY 42001 or to the
Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KA 66675.
You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song tribute for the family at
Sunday, November 1st, 2015, Milner & Orr Funeral Home
Maplelawn Park Cemetery