Rosie (Brott) Powell - February 25, 2011
Rosie (Brott) Powell, 92 years of age, of Concordia, Kan. passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at the Mt. Joseph Senior Village in Concordia. She was born in Western, Neb. on July 24, 1918.
Rosie was the oldest of 14 children of Henry and Anna (Lofing) Brott. The family moved to Perkins County, Neb. in 1920 where they homesteaded a farm near Madrid, Neb.
Rose was married to Cyril W. Powell on March 18, 1937 at Madrid. They were able to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary before Cy’s passing in 1977.
In 1947 the family moved to Republic County, Kan. where they had bought a farm. In 1967 they moved to Concordia.
For many years Rosie worked in nursing homes in Concordia–first at Belden’s Nursing Home and then at Concordia Rest Home as a nurse’s aide and medication aide.
In 1983 Rosie thought it was time to retire and enjoy life. It was then that she found a new purpose in life. A neighbor asked her if she could babysit with her newborn son. Thus began a 26-year career as a day care provider. Over the years, Rosie provided daycare for many children.
Rosie had been a resident of Mt. Joseph Senior Village since October of 2010. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Concordia Lutheran Senior Women and WELCA.
Rosie is survived by two sons, William and wife Peggy of Concordia, Ronald and wife Marilyn of Guthrie, Okla.; a daughter, Sharon and husband Richard Larson of Beloit, Kan.; four brothers, John and wife Marian Brott, Walter and wife Norma Brott all of Ogallala, Neb., Harvey and wife Jeanie Brott of Elsie, Neb. and Marvin and wife Lil Brott of Chappell, Neb.; a sister, Katherine and husband Ronald Stuhm of Holdrege, Neb.; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law Carol and husband Keith Trimble.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Cy; son Howard; grandson Jon; sisters Lillian, Caroline and Esther; brothers Harry, Hank, Reiney, Leo and Bill.