Rosalind Eileen Adele
Rosalind Eileen Adele Boeke, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, at the age of 83. A beloved sister and aunt, Rosie was born on November 9th, 1937, in
Dayton, Ohio, to Mildred and Linus Boeke. Rosie was the third of their six children. She was devoted to her family
including her many nieces and nephews. She was the family historian; the person who
remembered and retold the treasured stories that had been passed down through generations. Rosie loved to read,
especially books on history, and she often visited the public
library, inspiring her nieces and nephews to continue that reading tradition to this day. She was curious about the world and traveled widely. Rosie loved to spend time with her
family. She frequently had a mischievous twinkle in her eye, and her shoulders would lift and shake when she laughed. She will be deeply missed. She lived in Chillicothe, OH, in her youth and attended Catholic Central High School. Her career as a keypunch operator began at Mead Papers and continued through her years at Batelle Institute in Columbus, OH. Upon retiring, she moved to Piqua, OH, to be near family.
Rosie is preceded in death by her parents Mildred and Linus, and her sisters Janice O'Malley and Mary Ann Middendorp. She is survived by her sisters Kathleen (Robert) Quaglieri and Jeanne Boeke, her brother Joseph (Ann) Boeke, and brothers-in-law George O'Malley and Andrew Middendorp. She will be missed and fondly remembered by her dear friend, Manja. Rosie was a dear aunt to her many nieces and nephews:
Michael Dobbins, Thomas Dobbins, Beth Taylor, Kathleen
Foster, Carol Topaz, Kathleen O'Malley, Timothy O'Malley,
Kevin O'Malley, Maureen Bodensteiner, David Boeke, Marybeth Ganzell, and Jonathan Boeke, and she was also godmother to her nephews Joseph Boeke, Jr. and Sean
O'Malley. She treasured her extended family, including many in-laws and great-nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Precious Blood Catholic Church (4961 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH), on Saturday, February 6, 2021,
including Visitation from 9:30-10:30am followed by funeral mass at 10:30am. Interment will take place at St. Remy
Cemetery at a later date. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com.