Rose Marie Combs

Alton | Monday, April 5 2021

Rose Marie Combs, 84, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2021 at her home.  Rose was born in Bloomington/Normal, IL to John M. and Theo Miller and lived in Alton from her youth until her passing. 

She graduated from Marquette High School in 1954.  On March 17, 1961 she married Robert L. Combs who survives.

Rose raised four loving children, Julie, Stephen, Barbara and Jonathan.  She had 8 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rose was a devoted animal rescuer, an avid reader, and a lover of Broadway Musicals and Neil Diamond.

She will be missed profoundly by those she loved.  As per her wishes, there will not be a memorial service and the family will celebrate her life privately. 

Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to an animal rescue of your choice. 

Online guestbook and information may be found at

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