OBITUARY

Rose Marie Sheets

May 13, 1922July 20, 2018
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Rose M. Sheets, 96, of New Brighton, Pa., died at home on Friday, July 20, 2018 due to failure of her kidneys. During her last two weeks, she suffered much agonizing pain. Now her body rests without pain; her soul is in the care of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rose has been a lifelong member of Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Rochester, PA. Born May 13, 1922, in Saint Joseph, West Virginia, Rose was the daughter of the late Joseph Herman and Eleanor Elizabeth (Estep) Vorderbrueggen. As a very young child, the family moved to New Brighton, PA where she became a lifelong resident. She was a retired work-at-home wife of one and mother of eight. Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law: Gary Kennedy of Beaver Falls, Glenda (Richard) Gearhart of Palm City, FL, Beverly Galupi of Burleson, TX, Rebecca (James) Smedley of Freedom, and Emily (Larry) Lapping of Horse Shoe, NC; three sons and daughters-in-law, Cris (Cathy) of Beaver, Darrell (Sharon) of New Brighton, and Richard at home. She gave birth to 8 children; followed by 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years: Darrell J Sheets; daughter: Barbara; five sisters: Angela and Madeline Vorderbrueggen, Mary Pratte, Cecilia Stuber, and Mildred Teets; four brothers: Anthony, Francis, Bernard, and Paul. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (GPS 848 Sunflower Road, adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Rochester. Everyone is respectfully invited to arrive directly at the Church on Friday morning. Interment will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. On line condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com Rose was a quiet, gentle, loving person. She will be dearly missed by her family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Burial Friday, July 27, 2018
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