Rose E. Werner

Rose WernerRose E. Werner, 91, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace, and formerly of 844 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.

She was born May 26, 1923 in Weedville, daughter of the late Patsy and Theresa Sica Santo.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Weedville High School and St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Erie.  She was a registered nurse, having worked at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, and retiring from Elk Haven Nursing Home.

On May 21, 1949 in the St. Joseph’s Church in Force, she married George J. Werner in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Father Ferrera.  Her husband preceded her in death on February 26, 2008.

She is survived by four sons, Robert J. Werner and his wife Janet of St. Marys, John N. Werner and his wife Gloria of Sheffield, George T. Werner and his wife Vicki of St. Marys, and Michael A. Werner and his wife Mary Ann of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren, Dan Werner, Jake Werner, Jeff Werner, Julia Herzing, Elizabeth Peterson, Vincent Werner, Mark Werner, Heather Vaughn, Steven Werner, Michelle Werner, and Megan Werner; 12 great grandchildren, Caleb Werner, Austin Werner, Ethan Werner, Annalie Werner, Sadie Werner, Valerie Werner, Emma Peterson, Levi Peterson, Claire Peterson, Grace Peterson, Allison Vaughn, and Christian Herzing; one sister, Lydia Reed of St. Marys; and two sisters-in-law, Eileen Williams and Monica Werner both of St. Marys.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Ippolito, Florence Steudler, Minnie Panetta, and Josephine Santo; and three brothers, Ralph Santo, John Santo, and Angelo “Andy” Santo.

Mrs. Werner was a member of the St. Mary’s Church.  She was a member of the Oblates of St. Benedict, the Altar Society, and a longtime member of the Nurses’ Study Club.  She was an avid bridge player and especially enjoyed playing cards with her friends at the St. Marys Senior Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, Pastor, and Rev. Daniel Wolfel, OSB, concelebrating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Kathy February 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Our deepest sympathy to Rose’s family – absolutely loved Rose.

Larry and Kate Nekuza February 7, 2015 at 10:39 am

Dear Werner Family, So very sorry about Rose. What a compassionate nurse and all round great lady. I just loved her sense of humor and card playing skills. We laughed until we cried at Altar Society cards. Know you are all in our prayers. God has a beautiful ROSE in his Heavenly garden. Hugs from Bradenton, Florida, LARRY and Kate Nekuza,,,, hugs to the Grandchildren and her sister Lydia.

Grace Kriegisch February 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

George, Vicki and family,
We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mike and Grace Kriegisch

Deno & Monica Reed February 7, 2015 at 11:10 am

To all of Rose’s family – peace and love – remember the goodness of her life!

Sharie Van Gilder February 7, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Jack and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.
Sincerely, Sharie Van Gilder

Leo and Ellen Lenze February 7, 2015 at 4:08 pm

We wish we could extend these prayers and thoughts in person but will send some sunshine your way.

Leo and Ellen Lenze

Karen Laird February 7, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Our sincere condolences to the entire Werner family on your loss. I not only worked with her at Andrew Kaul Memorial, but also met her on many occasions “in the outside world”. What a lovely, lovely human being and nurse. Don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face.

Anne Wildfire/Yolanda Jeselnick February 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

All the family,
Mom and I returned from a week in Florida and heard last evening about Rose’s passing. We both were very saddened. I, (Anne, the daughter) have memories of your mom from the hospital. Mom has so many more. But since they have been at Silver Creek they have prayed the rosary every evening they were able. I’m sure a lot of chatting took place also. You all have lost a mother and mom has lost a friend. We will pray for her. Please accept our condolences.

James Dostal February 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Mrs. Rose Werner was one of the greatest mothers and women I have had the pleasure to have known over the years. She was a friend to my mother and grandmother as well as a mentor to me. I can still remember sitting in her kitchen in the 70s’ while with Boy Scout Troop 99 and as a childhood friend of her son Michael. I was so impressed how Michael and his older brothers would jump to and help with whatever she needed at a moments notice. All she had to do was ask. She raised four great sons who are a testiment to her parenting skills and the person she was.

As time went on, and I grew up, I always enjoyed seeing her. She still always had a kind word, some good advice and a great smile. I will truly miss her.

Darrell & Judy Dubler February 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

You have our deepest sympathy. Rose always had a smile on her face.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She always had a joke to tell. She will be deeply missed.

Bill and Ellen Pichler February 14, 2015 at 7:44 am

Please accept our sincere sympathy. She was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed.

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Haberberger February 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

We are so sorry for your loss.

Bob and Patty Haberberger

Donnaseeta Dilley February 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

I was just talking to a dear friend of mine from Silver Creek Terrace and she told me that Rose passed away last week. I said no way cause I didn’t see it in the paper. She said yes she did. So I had to look it up. Seen her picture and sure enough it was her. I had been trying for a while to see her. Every time I went over there she was gone. Out to dinner with her family or to Senior Center. I just loved Rose. I used to work with her at Elk Haven. I just can’t believe this. I didn’t even get a chance to come to church. I also worked at the plant (Carbone) as their cleaning lady and would see Bob and would always ask how she was. She sure is going to be missed. If you have an extra card could you please send to me? Thank you so much. You have my deepest sympathy.
Donna Dilley
6 Samsel Ave.
Johnsonburg, PA 15845

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