Rosemary joined Kansas Authors Club in 1991 and was an active poet and member of District 1. She was the author of While the Meadowlark Sang: An Anthology of Poetry and Memoirs, published 2017. Rosemary was fond of writing sonnets. She was published in Potpourri, Poets Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, poetvoices.com, The Topeka Capital Journal, Insight Out, and Truth the Poet Sings (Unity Press). She was also an active member of The Write Stuff, Topeka.
Cremation is planned, with a private graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be at a later date. Rosemary's full obituary is available online at Penwell-Gabel's web site. Personal messages may be left on the site.