Garden Chapel

Anna Roose

November 29, 2012
Pella, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Monday, December 3, 2012
Peoria Christian Reformed Church
Peoria, Iowa

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012
Family present 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Peoria Christian School

Peoria Cemetery
Peoria, Iowa

In Memory Of

Anna Roose
Pella, Iowa
(Age 92)

December 19, 1919 - November 29, 2012

Anna Vos Roose was born December 19, 1919, to Adrian and Sarah Vander Molen Vos in Mahaska County, Iowa. She passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Pella Regional Health Center at the age of ninety-two years and eleven months. 

She received her early education at the Peoria Christian Grade School. She was a life-long member of the Peoria Christian Reformed Church where she made profession of her faith and was active in the Perisis Ladies Society. She was also a member of the Pella Christian High Ladies Auxiliary where she enjoyed serving on many committees.

On December 19, 1945, Anna was united in marriage with Cornelius (Neal) Roose in Peoria, Iowa. They were blessed with five children: Lawrence, Sherma, Marcia, Carl, and Rosie. They raised their children on the farm northwest of Peoria and moved to Pella in 1977.

Anna worked several years as a cook at both Central Park Café and Hilltop South. She enjoyed volunteering and serving with many organizations after her retirement. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, and playing games with her friends at Fair Haven and Jefferson Place.

Those left to cherish her memory are her four children and their spouses: Lawrence and Helen Roose of Pella, Marcia and Earl Van Gorp of Pella, Carl and Linda Roose of Pleasant Hill, and Rosie and Ken Hol of New Sharon; her son-in-law Ralph Van Donselaar and his wife Lavonne of Cedar; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law: Cornelia Vos of Oskaloosa and Bertha Roose of Pella.

Anna was preceded in death by: her husband, Neal, in 1992; her daughter Sherma Van Donselaar in 1976; a granddaughter, Lorna Jean Van Donselaar in 1970; four brothers: Peter Vos, Ben Vos, Cornie Vos, and Martin Vos;  two sisters that died at an early age; and her sister Margaret Van Haaften.

Children and Grandchildren:
Lawrence and Helen Roose – Pella
            Doris and Jan George
                        Mikayla, Peyton, Sydney
            Lee and Tracey Roose
                        Sean, Grant, Danielle
            Linn and Jill Roose
                        Lucas, Levi, Rianna

Children of Sherma
            Jeff and Vicki Van Donselaar
                        Ashli, Joshua, Katelyn, Zechariah
            Sandy and Scott Van Veldhuizen
                        Nate, Blake, Noah, Rueben, Lydia

Marcia and Earl Van Gorp – Pella
            Carla and Corwin Walhof
                        Jordan, Karissa, Allison
            Duane and Dawn Van Gorp
                        Amber, Andrew, Alex
            Emily and Lamont Bos
                        Kaleb, Kennedy, Luke, Logan
           Valerie and Marlin Hoogland
                                    Katlyn, Erica, Olivia, Elizabeth

Carl and Linda Roose – Pleasant Hill
            Sons of Carl:
            Craig and Sarah Roose
                        Ciera, Cody
            Calvin Roose

Rosie and Ken Hol – New Sharon
            Philip and Theresa Hol
                        Logan, Leah
            Kathy Hol

Ralph and Lavonne Van Donselaar – Cedar

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