Phyllis Rose

Rose, Phyllis

MIAMI - On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Phyllis (Woloshin, Weiss, Kimbrough) Rose, passed away at the age of 89 in Miami, Fla., near her loving and devoted son and daughter-in-law, Nathan Weiss and Carolina Garcia.

Phyllis was born and raised in the East Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergraduate and graduate school, and spent her professional life employed in the UW-Madison library system.

Phyllis loved the progressive atmosphere of Madison. She was an anti-war activist and feminist who volunteered for organizations such as The Progressive, Planned Parenthood, and Freedom From Religion Foundation. She was a mentor to young women, encouraging them to be fearless in the pursuit of their life goals. She loved lunching with friends, sitting with a book on her back porch, and attending plays at American Players Theater in Spring Green, Wis., with her husband, Robert Kimbrough. Phyllis will be missed and remembered for her wit, intelligence, indefatigable spirit, and defense of underdogs everywhere.

In addition to Nathan and Carolina, Phyllis is survived by eldest son, Danny Weiss (Felicia Roberts); cousin, Marvin Uritz; nephew, David Sutton; and stepsons, Bob and John Kimbrough. Her beloved sister, Connie Sutton, passed away in 2018.

There is no service scheduled at this time. Contributions in Phyllis' name may be made to The Progressive, Planned Parenthood, and Freedom From Religion Foundation.


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Published by Madison.com on Apr. 25, 2021.
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Condolences on the death of Phyllis. I had known her and Bob over the years through the English Department. May she rest in peace!
Charlotte Meyer
April 26, 2021
My dearest Nathan, ¡Se nos fué la Phyllis! ¡Qué pena me da! I am so grateful for Phyllis' presence in my early adulthood. In addition to welcoming me warmly into the family--so important as I had just left Panamá and mine was far away--she exposed me to so many ideas, thinkers & books! I would not be the woman I am today without her influence. Not to mention the many earrings she gave me when she could no longer wear them! I still think of her every time I wear them: surely they are imbued with her aché. I will always remember her fondly. Con mucho cariño, Lianne
Lianne Werlein Jaén
April 26, 2021