Judy Roose, 75


Judy R. (Weber) Roose passed away peacefully at her home in Peoria on May 28, 2023, at the age of 75. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. at The Lighthouse Church in New Sharon. Family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. A luncheon will be held following the service.  Memorial donations in honor of Judy may be designated to either: Hospice of Pella (505 Union Street, Pella) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).

Judy was born June 18, 1947, in Sioux City to Clifton W. and Wanda R. (Pierce) Weber.

Judy was a devoted CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for over 40 years, sharing her time between nursing homes, Hospice House of Des Moines, and Pella Comfort House. She was a kind-hearted person who loved taking care of others.  Her patients appreciated her gentle touch.

In her moments of solitude, she found peace in the simple pleasures of life: The beauty of nature, gardening, reading a good book, the challenge of her puzzle books, and the excitement of traveling to new places. Judy enjoyed wintering with Arvin in sunny Arizona. Each summer season, one could find Judy surrounded by family canning the harvest of the gardens and teaching anyone who wanted to learn the canning process. Judy’s pickled beets and lime pickles were absolutely the best! Judy found great delight in her family of three daughters and four stepchildren. She loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother. One needed to only look at her face when in their company to see how much she loved them all.

Those left to cherish Judy’s memory include her husband of 21 years, Arvin Roose; her family: Daughters Terri (Jack) Markley, Mechelle (Bob) Sparks, and Melissa (Todd) Segar and their families; brother Harlan (EvaMae) Weber and his family; Arvin’s family: Debra (Paul) Monsma, Michele Monsma, Russell Roose, and Joshua Roose and their families.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Luke Monsma.


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