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Obituary for Rose Marie Gruber (Diepenbrock)

Rose Marie  Gruber (Diepenbrock)
Rose Marie Gruber, age 97, of rural Hope, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Herington Municipal Hospital in Herington.

She was born January 6, 1920 in Herington, the daughter of William and Katherine (Hessler) Diepenbrock. Growing up in Herington she was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, attended local schools, and graduated from Herington High School in 1937. She worked as a secretary in Herington and on April 5, 1947 she was united in marriage to Melvin F. Gruber. All their married life was spent on their farm near Hope.

Rose was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lyons Creek, where she was a member of the Altar Guild and the Ladies Aid.

Rose enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her sons Larry Gruber of Hope and Terry and his wife Susan Gruber of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; her niece Mary K. Sandels of Herington; five grandchildren; two great grandsons; and other relatives and friends.

Rose was preceded in death by her loving husband Melvin on May 21, 2013; her sister Emma Sandels, her brother Louis Diepenbrock, and an infant brother.

Funeral services for Rose will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lyons Creek with Reverend Walter Gilkey officiating. Her final resting place will be in the church cemetery.

The family of Rose will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home in Hope. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 365 of Hope or to St. John’s Lutheran Altar Guild and may be sent in care of the Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, 206 N. Second Street, Hope, Kansas 67451.

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