Rose Marie Iiams

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Anthony L Massafra Funeral Home
40 2Nd Street Ext
Donora, PA

Rose Marie Iiams, 91, of Donora, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in UPMC-McKeesport, after a brief illness caused by complications due to a hip fracture.
She was born June 9, 1926, in Donora, the oldest child and only daughter of the late Leo P. and Rose B. Rumora.
She was a longtime member of Assembly of God Church, Donora.
Mrs. Iiams was a graduate of Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in 1950. She joined Caldwell's Pharmacy of Bentleyville in 1953, where she worked as a pharmacist. In 1978, she purchased the business and it became known as "Rose Marie's Apothecary Shop." She and her husband of 51 years, Elmer, continued to operate the business until she retired in 1992 at the age of 66.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, and niece, Cathie Rumora Gilbreath.
Surviving are two brothers, Jack (Nancy) Rumora of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Peter Rumora of Schenectady, N.Y.; nephews Lee, Jed and Matt Rumora of Columbus, Ohio; great-niece Galen Barth and her daughter Isabella Rose Barth of Florence, S.C. Also surviving are relatives Nancy Matson Avau and Lorena Barton; dearest friend, Patricia Burcin; cousin Rosemary Elkins; and a host of longtime friends.
Arrangements are being handled by Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc., 40 Second Street Extension, Donora, where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 23. A funeral service will follow at noon with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Interment will be held at West Newton Cemetery.
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Published in Observer-Reporter on Sept. 22, 2017
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