Rose M. Heinen, age 86, left this earthly life on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, KS. She was born on Oct. 29, 1932 in Hays, KS to Leonard A. & Kathryn M. (Karls) Spresser.
Rose graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in Beloit, KS and attended school at Cloud County Community College. Rose married John Heinen and they later divorced, but to this union were born 3 daughters. Rose was primarily a homemaker during her life, raising three daughters in the Concordia, KS area. After raising her daughters, she worked at various occupations in retail and as a receptionist.
Rose moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1977 where she resided for 30 years and was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church volunteering her time as a lector, Eucharistic minister and bereavement minister. She moved to Salina, KS in 2007 and then to Concordia in 2013. She was involved with the Brown Grand Players and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Becky Jones, Salina & Shelly Farha (Dan), Concordia; grandchildren, Jericca Richardson (Bobby), John Huseman (Lindsay), Matt Huseman (Jordan), Katie Petric (Tom), Spencer Farha (Amber), Garrett Farha (Amber) & Kelsey Abitz (Jason) & 20 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Roberta Huseman; brothers, Gerald & Mike Spresser & a sister, Mary Jane Colby.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am, Thurs., January 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia with Fr. David Metz officiating. Burial will follow at St. Concordia Cemetery, Concordia. Visitation will be Wed., January 16, 2019 from 1-8 pm with a Vigil service at 6 pm and the family greeting friends after the vigil service all at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia. The family suggests memorials to the Brown Grand Theatre or the O’Connor Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.