Mass of Christian Burial for Rose Roby, 77, Wellsville, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spencer, Neb. Reverend Doug Scheinost will be Celebrant, with burial in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Butte, Neb.
Visitation Friday from at the church, with a Wake Service.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Rose passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Lawrence, Kan., surrounded by her family.
Rose Marie (Lampman) Roby, daughter of John and Magdalene (Reiser) Lampman of Spencer, Nebraska, is survived by her six children, Gregory D. Roby, Alexandria, Va.; Douglas J. Roby, Ottawa; Linda M. Roby, Lawrence; Stanley J. Roby, Ottawa; Debra D. Roby, Alexandria, Va.; and Tania L. (Matthew) Raugewitz, Windsor, Colo., as well as her six grandchildren, Jonathan Roby; Kynsee Roby; Taij’ae Wynn; Viveca Price; and Sophie and Jack Raugewitz. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Maximilian and Marvin Lampman.
Born in Spencer, Neb., on April 28, 1941, she was the third of three children. The family suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of their mother when Rose was less than a year old. She, her father and her brothers were truly blessed thereafter with wonderful caretakers. Her Aunt Leona (Lampman) Prokop stayed with the family until she married in 1947. Cousins Anne Kenney, Laura Mae (Lampman) Schmitz and Patricia Dozler all helped to provide a sense of stability and guidance throughout her formative years. As a sophomore in high school, in addition to a full course of study, Rose became the keeper of the house at the family farm just five miles west of town.
Rose graduated from Spencer High School in 1958, and moved to O’Neill, Neb., where she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company; first as a telephone operator, then as bookkeeper in the business office. She married David F. Roby, of Chambers, Neb., and immediately began her family of six children. Rose and Dave divorced in 1989.
Rose was a devout Catholic, a member of St. Patrick’s Parish in O’Neill and Sacred Heart Parishes in Gardner and Ottawa. She ensured that her children were educated at St. Mary’s Elementary School, also in O’Neill, until the family moved to Wellsville in 1978, where she remained for over 40 years. She especially remembered with fondness her employment as a bookkeeper for East Kansas Chemical in Wellsville. Rose resigned from that position in 1985 to care for her father, John, who came to live with her and family in Wellsville until his death in 1993. Thereafter she worked at Wellsville Hardware and later at A&H Heating & Cooling in Baldwin until the loss of her brother, Marvin in 2003.
Rose enjoyed life and loved living it, especially for others. She had a deep love and commitment to God and Family. She loved being with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed attending the many activities and took great pride in their accomplishments which allowed her to travel to Washington State, Colorado, and Washington, DC to share in many happy family events. She loved basketball and baseball and followed the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas City Royals with great enjoyment.
She loved her time in Kansas and spent the last few years of her life living in the company of her children, primarily in Alexandria, Va., and Windsor, Colo. But she never forgot her home town of Spencer or the values that living and working on the family farm instilled in her.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to the Boyd County Senior Center, PO Box 294, Spencer, NE, 68777 or to the Wellsville Friends of the Library, 115 W. 6th Street, Wellsville, KS, 66092.