Church-Gleason, Rose B. of Town and Country, Missouri, died on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the age of 90, after a brief illness. Loving wife of the late Newton Gleason.; beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Anne Cokash; devoted mother of William T. Church; cherished grandmother to four grandchildren and greatgrandmother to four great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by a beloved son Robert W. Church; loving sister to four sisters and three brothers, who predeceased her, and dear friend to countless number of friends in St. Louis. Rose Church-Gleason was best known as an early, space pioneer from her days at McDonnell Douglas, where she worked as the first aerospace nurse to the Mercury and Gemini astronauts. After leaving the space program she became a well-known realtor in the St. Louis area and founded Rose Church Realty. Services: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Saint Anselm Parish, 530 S. Mason Rd, Creve Coeur, MO which will be followed by a celebration of her life at the Parish House following the service, which is warmly open to all her friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum, 2300 Vector Drive, Cahokia, IL 62206. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com
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Schrader Funeral Homes & Crematory
14960 Manchester Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011-4623
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov. 7, 2012