November 29, 2012
10:30 A.M., Monday, December 3, 2012
Peoria Christian Reformed Church
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012
Family present 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Peoria Christian School
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
Rosie and Ken Hol – New Sharon
Philip and Theresa Hol
Ralph and Lavonne Van Donselaar – Cedar