Rose M. Kelch, age 90, of Westerville, died December 26, 2011 at her daughter’s home. 12 year member and 5 time past Exalted Ruler of Columbus North 2700 BPOE, also member of St. Anthony Church and Blendon Senior Center. An avid card player. Survived by her daughter, Cathey Kelch (Chuck Miller) of Hilliard; nieces, Barbara (George) Girard and Maria Sciacca; nephew, Jeffrey (Corrine) Kelch; great-nephews, Tom, Daniel, Jeff, Jr., Alex and Tim; cousins, Annie Biscuso and Rudy Biscuso; dear friend and dinner companion, Nick Schilling. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas and daughter, Sharon. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Fr. Tom Petry, officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. Elks service Thursday at 7 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Columbus North 2700 BPOE, 5469 Sandalwood Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229.
James Gonya, Westerville - Jan 9, 2012
My sympathy to you in the recent loss of your mother. I remember her when you lived with her on Parkview in Westerville. You provided me a ride to downtown Columbus in years past. I also remember your sister, Sharon, and the joy she brought to life. Many blessings to you in the days forward, as memories remain.
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Pam Castle - Dec 29, 2011
Rose volunteered at Villa Angela Care Center for serveral years when I was the Activities Director. She got many Elks involved in honoring the Veterans.She was in charge of our Resident of the Month award and she went on trips out with our residents for years. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed!
Crystal Ropp - Dec 28, 2011
I met Rose through the Elks and became very fond of her. Rose was the most dedicated Elk I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was a very special Lady who was a friend to everyone she met. I don’t believe there was a name she didn’t remember. Rose will be truly missed…..Crystal Ropp PER – Marysville Elks #1130
Gayla Mullen-Hill, PER - Dec 27, 2011
Rose was not a member of Columbus/Grove City Lodge #37 but she attended more of our Lodge meetings than some of our own officers. As the Lodge Chaplain I loved looking out and seeing Rosey sitting with our members. She has supported me in my journey through the chairs of the Lodge and in any Elk endeavor that I wanted to try. She will always have a very special place in my heart. Lodge meeting and functions will never be the same…