Rose-Marie Sublet Obituary

Rose-Marie  Sublet
Rose Sublet
Rose-Marie Sublet

April 11, 1922 - May 2, 2010
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Rose-Marie Sublet passed away May 2, 2010 in the loving arms of her daughters at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. Rose's daughters, Carolyn Milligan and Joni Baumbach and their families would like to invite her friends to join them in celebrating her life at a memorial tea party to be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the Urbandale Senior Center 7305 Aurora Avenue. Urbandale.

Rose was born in Des Moines on April 11, 1922 to Lewis F. and Dora M. (Short) Pettit. Rose graduated in 1939 from Roosevelt High School. She married Raymond J. Sublet on August 21, 1954. Rose was a dedicated employee for the Iowa State Tax Commission, Iowa-Des Moines National Bank, Urbandale City Hall, Brenton Bank, and Amoco Oil until her retirement in 1987.

Rose will be remembered for her love of nature and animals. In addition to her own cats, she was very fond of her "granddogs" and "grandcats." Her gentle spirit was also reflected in the poetry she created.

Those left to cherish Rose's memory include her daughters, Carolyn (Mark) Milligan of Wheaton, IL and Joni (Sublet) Baumbach of Des Moines; her brother, Lewis (Betty) Pettit in Ocala, FL; grandchildren of "Grandma Roses," Amy Milligan, Dan (Lauren) Milligan and Ben Baumbach; great granddaughter, Iris Swanberg; nieces and nephew of "Aunt Rosie," Marilee, Barb, Gayle and Bob. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents and husband.

The family's heartfelt thanks goes to the staff at Bright Kavanagh House. Their loving care helped Rose complete her journey. Memorials may be directed to them in Rose's name.


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Urbandale Senior Center
7305 Aurora
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Sunday, May 23, 2010
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM