Rose Marie (Stefan) Koch
Rose Marie Koch, age 95, of West Gaylord Avenue, Shelby and formerly of Youngstown, died Monday, December 8, 2008 at the Heritage Care Center.
She was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1912 in Youngstown the daughter of the late Jacob and Eva (Dernia) Stefan. Rose graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in New Castle, Pennsylvania as a registered nurse. She retired as the Director of Nurses from Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby and was a former member of St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.
Rose is survived by her children: Lauralee and Clifford Mc Garvey of Shelby, Paul and Louella Koch of Hamilton, Ohio, Joseph and Judy Koch of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Robert Koch of Youngstown; 12 grandchildren, including Dr. Kevin and Tina Mc Garvey of Shelby; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Koch in 1967, 3 brothers, Jacob, John, and Joseph Stefan, 4 sisters, Ann Schwager, Eva Miller, Mary May, Katherine May, and by 2 great grandchildren.
Friends may call on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM by the Daughters of Isabella. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown. Memorial expressions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at