Rose Mary Kneedler

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Rose Mary Kneedler

Rose Mary (Garity) Kneedler, born 4/19/1932 in Ringold County, Iowa passed away 4/5/2018 in Bosque Farms, NM, where she lived for many years with her husband, Rex O. Kneedler, who preceded her in death; along with their children, Rita Kathleen Grandstaff, Rex O. Kneedler Jr., Rory Shawn Kneedler and Randall Lee Kneedler; parents, James Fenton Garity and Mary Cecelia (Dant) Garity; siblings, Edward, Richard, Joseph, Theodore Garity, Margaret (John) Blazek, Helen Gillen, and Martha Miller. She is survived by daughters, Robin Finlayson, Boca Raton, FL and Ramona (Rich) Mayle, Bosque Farms, NM; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; siblings, Laura O'Riley, Arvada, CO, Frederick (Elaine) Garrity, Highland Ranch, CO, Agnes Burton, Hays Spring, NE, David Garity, Corydon, IA, Teresa (Lonnie) Reynolds, Oceola, IA; many nieces and nephews.

When she was 12, attending school in Afton, Iowa, she won first place in the Union County spelling bee with the word "statue." After her marriage, they travelled around the country with the Air Force, retiring in New Mexico. She was an avid reader and enjoyed learning and experiencing new things, while taking care of her family and anyone else that crossed her path.

Per her wishes, no services are planned. She will be cremated and rest in peace at the National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 15, 2018