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Rosie Plenert

Rosella Mildred (Nickel) Plenert, known by most as "Rosie," passed away in her sleep at Grandwood Assisted Living at Grove, Oklahoma on January 24, 2019, at the age of 89.

Rosella was born August 16, 1929, to David B. and Bertha Nickel. She attended Gordon Grade School, Goessel High School and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1947. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Emporia State University in 1980 at age 51.

Music was always a huge part of her life from the time she was a small child. She was active in the Eastmoor United Methodist Church music ministry. She frequently sang solos, sang in the Chancel Choir, Directed the Youth Choir and the Bell Ringers, and served on several church committees.

After receiving her teaching degree, she taught elementary Music education for a total of 13 years. All but two of those were in her home town of Marion, Kansas. Her greatest reward was to teach music to elementary children and to have a positive impact on her students, to know that she had made a difference in a child's life.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Plenert, her parents, David B. and Bertha Nickel, a brother, Milford Nickel, her sister, Della Rittgers, and Brother-in-law, Don Rittgers. She will Lovingly be remembered by her children, Patty (Gary), and Terry (Patti), four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion, Kansas.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Rosella to,

Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, 521 W. Wilshire Blvd, Suite 130 Oklahoma City, OK 73116.


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Rosie! You were SO brave to hang out with a bunch of crazy kids in A Capella Choir at ESU. We kept you young and you were one of us! Your voice was beautiful and you were so humble and sweet. Thank you for being such a good example for us.

Jane Moore Kaye Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM

One of my favorite teachers and neighbors! Sending love and peace!

Tiffany (Tajchman) Cuesta Jan 29 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on January 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 29 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this news. She was a dear lady and long-time friend of my family.

Rick Schwendiman Jan 29 2019 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on January 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 29 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss of your mother. Such a sweet lady.

Carl and Pat (Warneke) Elling Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

She was a nice,nice lady who will be missed.

Cheryl Connell Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rosie was such a help to me when I learned to play the bells at Eastmoor Church.

Kathleen Goentzel Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Rosie taught me a lot when I learned to play the bells at Eastmoor Church

Kathleen Goentzel Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

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