Rose Mary Cordes Marcellus(1925 - 2013)

Rose Mary Cordes Marcellus, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with cancer Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 2013. Funeral Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church in Irving. A rosary will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home in Irving. Rose Mary was born Dec. 3, 1925, in Leon, Iowa, to Charles H. Cordes and Wynne Catherine Cash Cordes. She was a resident of Irving for the last 65 years. She was a member of the St. Luke's Altar Guild, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and her Ladies' Bridge Club. She retired in 1998 from the University of Dallas, where she worked for 12 years. Her hobbies included sewing, reading, sightseeing, bird watching and watching her beloved Texas Rangers baseball. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Anthony Marcellus, and her son, John Paul Marcellus. Survivors: Her children, Kathy Marcellus of Garland, Monica and husband, Rick Winters, of Irving, Eleanor Marcellus of Irving, Matthew Marcellus of Shreveport, La., Anthony Marcellus of North Richland Hills, Michael Marcellus and Jan Martin of Blue Ridge, Peter and wife, Theresa Marcellus, of Flower Mound, Damian Marcellus of Irving, Rosie and husband, Brian Blake, of Irving, Christopher Marcellus of Grand Prairie, Amy Marcellus of Azle and Alexandra Marcellus of Irving; grandchildren, Aaron Anderson of Arlington, Joel Anderson and wife, Lana, of Dallas, Jason Anderson of Marietta, Okla., Regina Marcellus of Crowley, Justin and wife, Kristy Marcellus, of Palestine, Allison Brodine of Dallas, Chancey Deming and husband, Marcus, of Mount Vernon, Colten Marcellus of North Richland Hills, Conner Marcellus of Irving, Samantha and Emily Blake of Irving, Holly Marrs and husband, Jarrod, of Houston and Scarlet Winters of Boulder, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Anderson of Arlington, Nadia Scalvo of Dallas, Isabella Anderson of Dallas, Luke Anderson of Dallas, Trevor Marcellus of Crowley, Audrey Marcellus of Crowley, Tyson, Sydney and Max Marrs of Houston and Karis Marcellus of Palestine.

Funeral Home

Ben F. Brown's Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
707 North MacArthur Boulevard Irving, TX 75061
(972) 254-4242

Published in Star-Telegram on May 11, 2013