Rose Heet-Stoeber

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Rose Ann Heet-Stoeber, 72, of Belleville, IL, born July 9, 1946, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Wife, Sister, Mom, Grandma and Aunt, Rose passed away at Barnes Jewish Hospital at the tender age of 72 years on Wednesday, the 23rd of January 2019. Born and raised in a close-knit family on a farm in Belleville, IL, she learned early the importance of family and thought the world of her little brother Ed (Barb). This is also where she met and fell in love with our father Ron. Mom was wonderfully devoted to her two children Laura and William (Tina). She was a loving Grandmother to Jayden, an adoring Aunt of Maria (Aaron) and Matt (Amy), along with the children of her beloved niece and nephew.

Our mother was very busy, raising children, keeping the house in order, working to make a living on top of organizing the next family get together. She spent over 30 years working with Ralston Purina/Nestle in St. Louis, Mo., honing her skills in project management. In her retirement, let’s face it…she did not really retire, instead she took on new projects to manage.

Her favorite pass time was antiquing, and with gardening in a close second place, which normally involved her attacking the clothes line with either the tractor or the lawn mower, or simply making others laugh. She led by example. There was never a job too large or too small that she would not tackle. Mom was a strong, determined and a fiercely independent woman. We will miss her every day.

Special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Siteman Cancer Center and Barnes Jewish Hospital, and to Mom’s friends that stood by her side and made her laugh when the situation became critical and especially to our beloved cousin Maria, who consistently went the extra mile for Mom up to the very end.

Memorials may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America ( Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


11 Comments on Rose Heet-Stoeber

Ann (Jasper) & Vince Drexelius said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2019 at 9:08 PM

Vince and I are so sorry to hear that Rose Ann has passed away. Deepest sympathy to Ron, William and Laura and the rest of the family. Rose Ann was one of my best friends in high school and I was just thinking about her the other day. We had so many fun times together. May the wonderful memories we all have of her help to ease the pain of her passing.

  • Caulfield
  • Missouri
Cathie Bauer Gimber said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2019 at 9:02 PM

Ron, Laura and William my heart goes out to you at this sad time. I can’t even imagine doing without all the phone calls I’ll be missing with Rosie. I’ve known her since grade school but only really got to know how funny, clever and bright she is in the last few years. Life can be hard sometimes but hopefully God will help you through this.

  • Lakeland
  • Florida
Pat Riskovsky said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 1:24 PM

It truly saddened me to hear of the passing of Rosie. I worked with Rosie during her tenure with Ralston Purina/Purina Mills. She was an amazing lady with such a gentle soul. I cherished our friendship and will always remember the great times we had. Ron, Laura and William, so deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Granite City
  • IL
Eugene Helfrich said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2019 at 12:45 PM

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss on the passing of Rose Ann. My sincere condolences to Ron, William, Laura and your entire family. Words cannot describe what I am feeling. A friend told me at my mothers wake, Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. I regret how far we drifted away tending to our complicated lives. May Rosie rest in peace! I pray that Our Lord brings you and your family the much needed peace during this sad and difficult time.

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Jo Ann Riggs said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2019 at 11:09 PM

My sincere condolences to Ron, William, Laura and your entire family. Rosie was a wonderful person. She had a great work ethic and was admired by everyone. I had the privilege of working with her at Purina Mills for many years. Will always cherish those years and the time we had together. Rest in peace, dear Rosie.

  • Henderson
  • NV
Cathy Kalch said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2019 at 5:40 PM

Rosie was a very dear and special friend – so thoughtful and generous. She was fun to be around and always made me laugh. Knowing her and working with her made me a better person. I will miss her immensely. My deepest sympathy to her family - my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Carolyn Karasek Needles said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2019 at 5:59 PM

So sorry for the loss of your mom. I had the pleasure of meeting her after my dad passed in2009. She was interested in possibly taking art lessons. I think your grandma, Toots took lessons from my dad many years ago. Anyway, sounds like your mom touched many and left the world a better place. I enjoyed meeting her and talking about our families. A special person, indeed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Joe Hummert said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2019 at 1:22 PM

Condolences to the Stoeber family at Rose's passing. She always had a smile and friendly words. Our prayers are with u all.

Roslyn & Harold said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2019 at 3:52 AM

Dearest Ron, William & Laura, We are so very sad about the passing of Rose. Rose will be missed by many people. May She Rest In Peace.

  • Monroe Township
  • NJ
Letty Arnold DePalma said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2019 at 1:48 AM

Sincere sympathies and loving memories of Rose Ann, Toots, and Aunt Irene.

  • Dallas
  • Texas
Judy (Phillips) & Vince Bemowski said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2019 at 12:14 AM

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Ron and entire family at this very sad time. Just received this news this morning of Rose Ann's passing and we were extremely saddened and shocked with this news. Our prayers are with you all and may God bless you and give you His love, peace and strength during this very sorrowful time. We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayerfully, Judy (Phillips) and Vince Bemowski

  • Swansea
  • Illinois

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