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“She was a wonderful lady and she will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt condolences goes out to the family. From the Ewing family, Matthew,...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Margery Davison - Centerville, IA

“Penny,i'm very sorry for youre loss. may you find peace and comfort at this time. I worked with youre mom,but I can not remember where. Ruth Peel. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Ruth Peel - Newton, KS

“Penny, Meredith and family.... I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have lots of nice mememories of Rosie over the years.Andrea ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Andrea Tilley

“Rose and I shared our beautiful granddaughters. She was a great lady and friend with a heart of gold. I will miss her. I am so sorry for her...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Connie VanBlaricom - Deltona, FL

“I am so sorry to hear of Rose's passing. Rose ,Penny and Meridith were my mom and my neighbors for quite a few years and we became good friends...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Barnard (Pat Joiner) - PA

“Dear aunt Rosie, we will be missing u, we love u very much. And u will never be forgotten.iwill miss the time u come down every 4 th weekend ,dad...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Billy& Sandy Collins& family !!!! - IA

“Rose and I use to work together at Easters super Value and at the centerville schools. Rose was a hard worker.She was a good person towork with. She...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: John Huffman - centerville

“Rosie you were my second best MOM. IT WAS AN HONOR HAVING YOU IN MY LIFE, MY SONS LIFE AND MOST OF ALL BEING A SISTER TO MOM. WE ARE ALL GOING TO BE...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Debora (Bankson) Case

“So sorry to hear of Rose's passing, may she rest in peace with Linda and her other family members. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Michael Dommer - Ankeny, IA

“Sorry to hear of Rose's passing. My condolences to her family. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Craver - Centerville, IA

“ROSE WAS A GREAT PERSON , WAS ALWAYS FRIENDLY WITH PEOPLE , SHE WAS LIKE A GRANDMA TO MY GRANDCHILDREN , YOU'LL BE MISSED ROSE ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ginny - centerville,, IA - friend


Rose Pratte, age 74 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.

Rose was born July 24, 1941 in Numa, Iowa, the daughter of Truman and Avel (Stevens) Collins.

Rose worked for Golden Age Care Center, Easters, Hy-Vee Kitchen, and Centerville Schools. She enjoyed being out in the public. Her hobbies included Quilting, Scrapbooking, Genealogy, going to the movies, swimming and exercising, making school treats for the grandkids during the holidays, gardening, hayrides with family, friends, and fellow church parishioners, and she loved animals, most of all squirrels. She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Centerville. Moreover, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rose is survived by her children, Penny (Marty) Sias of Centerville, Meredith (Donald) Van Blaricom of Centerville; Seven grandchildren, Chazman (Jen) Sias of Centerville, Cassye (Katrina) Sias of Centerville, Shakira Sias of Centerville, Corey (Carly) Sias of Centerville, Abbie Kepner of Ottumwa, Addison Kepner of Centerville, Ashtyn Van Blaricom of Centerville, and two step-grandchilden, Ally Ferguson of Centerville, and Taite Knight of Bloomfield; two great grandchildren, Mylee Sias and Jasper Sias of Centerville; two honorary great grand-dogs Tony and Millie; two siblings, Peggy (Butch) Garr of Numa, and Billy (Sandra) Collins of Exline.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Truman and Avel, Ten siblings, Richard, Kenny, Dickie, Harold, Donnie, Linda, Delores, Tommy, Nancy, and Darlene Collins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Jeremy Croteau officiating. Burial will follow at the Exline Cemetery, Exline, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with Rose's family present from 5 to 8 p.m. A luncheon will follow directly after the services at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church. A memorial has been established to Rose's family and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home 1900 South 18th Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared at www.langefh.com.