Published On: Tue, Mar 4th, 2008

Obituary – Rose Crosley

PONCA — Rose M. Crosley, 92, Ponca, formerly of Crofton, died Feb. 28, 2008, at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa.
Visitation was March 2 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, and continued one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Funeral Services were March 3 at the United Church of Christ Congregational Church, Crofton, with the Rev. Les Parmenter officiating.
Burial was at the L’Eau Qui Court Cemetery, Niobrara.
Pallbearers are Russ Crosley, Allan Crosley, Russ Uhing and Pete Uhing.
Rose M. Crosley was born May 17, 1915 in Verdigre, to Frank J. and Rose (Marshall) Kurka. She grew up in Verdigre and graduated from Verdigre Public High School in 1933. She married L. Earl Crosley July 5, 1936, at the Presbyterian Church, O’Neill. She and her husband farmed near Santee for 18 years. They moved to Niobrara in 1955 where they owned and operated Crosley Sand & Gravel until the time of Earl’s death at the age of 62 Aug. 2, 1974. Rose was the bookkeeper for Crosley Sand and Gravel. Rose then moved to Crofton and lived there until moving to Ponca in 1998.
Rose loved to read and play cards.
She was a former member of the Presbyterian Church, Niobrara, and the United Church of Christ Congregational, Crofton, and she held various offices in those churches. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 229, Crofton.
Rose is survived by a daughter, Doris and Larry Buhl, Ponca; a granddaughter, Kim and Russ Uhing, and their son, Pete, Lincoln; two grandsons and spouses, Russ and Melissa Crosley, and their sons, Tanner and Cody, Crofton, and Allan and Laura Crosley, Crofton; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Crosley, Crofton, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son ,Larry Crosley; and a brother, Wenzel Kurka.