Rose Marie Tarmichael

December 8, 1945 - September 12, 2020

Rose Marie (Sibley) Tarmichael passed away on September 12, 2020 in Naperville with family by her side. She was born on December 8, 1945 in Sycamore to Francis Herbert and Esther Florence (nee Morrison) Sibley.

Rose graduated from Sycamore High School and was a member of Marilyn’s Majorettes, twirling the baton in parades. She was also active in many plays and musicals. In 1970, she married Art Tarmichael and they remained friends after their divorce. Rose was the co-owner of the Pollywog, a children’s clothing store in St. Charles, IL. Throughout her life, Rose was a salesperson. She took pride in her work and loved what she did.

Rose loved her children and grandchildren. She was famous for calling whenever the Charlie Brown holiday specials were on to make sure they did not miss the show. Her grandkids loved when she brought the ice cream sundae bar every Christmas. Every Easter, she treated her family to a beautiful buffet brunch, truly a highlight for her each year.

She was a master of making lasagna and chocolate chip cookies and loved singing at the top of her lungs in the car. Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow would have been proud. She was a great bowler and could hustle the best at pool. Rose was an avid Chicago Bears fan. She knew the fight song by heart and watched the games every Sunday without fail. When she passed away, she was wearing her Bears blanket.

Rose is survived by her children Gwen (Steve) LaSalle and Doug (Marti) Tarmichael, and five grandchildren, Morgan, Grace, Mia, August and Sofia.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Frederick Sibley, Charles Sibley and Gerald Sibley.

Visitation will be held at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 S. Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL from 4PM – 8PM on September 21, 2020. A funeral service will be held on September 22, 2020 at 10:30AM, also at Moss Family Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to The Alzheimer’s Association:

Or the P.E.O. Foundation, providing scholarships to young women, with a note to apply the funds to the Jan Bateman Willenborg Memorial Fund. Contributions can be sent to: P.E.O. Foundation 3700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA 50312

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the visitation will be limited. All visitors entering the funeral home are required to wear a face covering. Due to the number of people who would like to pay their respects, we ask that you make your visitation a brief one so that all who would like to attend will have a chance to do so. Once you have exited the funeral home, we ask you to depart immediately so there are no gatherings outside of our facility.  The family appreciates your sincere cooperation during these very challenging and difficult times.  For additional clarification, please contact the funeral home or family directly.

Arrangements entrusted to Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Cillen Edmonds Meisler Dear Cuz, How I enjoyed our dinners and your stories of the family. Loved all my Uncles my grandmother brothers. Do many of the Sibley Family in heaven so have a big family reunion Mike see did when I was a child. Till I see all of you again watch over us all here on earth. Love you Cuz! Cillen Give my Mom and Nana a big hug and do not worry I will always hear all of your voices on what is proper outfit with accessories.
  • Becky Sibley Rude I am so sorry for your loss. Rose was my favorite Aunt and someone I always admired from the time I was a little girl! We just lost her older brother Chuck (my dad) last year. We all feel the sadness of losing all those Sibley siblings including Fred and Jerry. Take care and find comfort with each other.
  • Bryan Sibley I love you.
  • Elizabeth Tarmichael My condolences to the LaSalle and Tarmichael families. I'll miss Rose along with you. Rest in peace my friend.