Anna M. (Ruebeck) Rose
December 14, 1934 - May 17, 2023
Anna M. (Ruebeck) Rose, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, left this world to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
Born in Claymont, DE on December 14, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Bertha (McCreary) Ruebeck. Anna enjoyed many years of making doll clothes, crocheting, and various crafts that she sold at craft shows throughout her life. She was known as the “Doll Clothes Lady” and always found great pleasure in watching her customers shop in her store located at her home. Anna was a hardworking woman throughout her life, always strong and encouraging to those around her. Her strength will live on through those who knew her. Anna was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Anna was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of the Atonement and loved singing hymns and telling Bible stories. She enjoyed sharing the word with her children and grandchildren, helping guide them to the truth. Her love of Christ and family was unsurpassed. She will be greatly missed by those left behind.
In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Rose; and sons, Thomas E. Gerres II, Daniel R. Gerres, and Joseph W. Gerres. She is survived by her children, Lawrence Gerres (Beverly), Kathleen M. Gerres, and Wendy A. Andrews (Scott); siblings, Lillian Brady, Marie Spicer, Claire Graham, Nancy Jaffe (Mickey), and Walter Ruebeck II (Donna); and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life luncheon will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the United Methodist Church of the Atonement, 3519 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Head of Christiana Cemetery, 1100 West Church Road, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the Spina Bifida Association, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22209 or online by clicking here.