She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Miller; parents, and 12 siblings including Hazel Simms, Vivian Hutton, Sidney Byrom, Gracie Byrom, Vaun Byrom, Wayne Byrom, Leola Anderson, Melvern Byrom, Sylvia Davis, Hurshell Byrom and stillborn twins.
Survivors include her sister, Augusta M. Oldfield and husband George of Papillion, Nebraska; grandson, Robert ‘Bobby’ Miller and daughter-in-law Susan Miller, both of Montrose, Colorado; sister-in-law, Evelyn Byrom of Cameron, Missouri; very close friends, Lila and Jim Overholtzer and Betty and Cecil Davenport, and nieces, nephews and other friends.
A memorial fund has been established to Hospice of Central Iowa.
Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, with Rev. Chris Conklin officiating. Musicians were Mary Davenport, Margaret Bickers and Andy Trullinger.
Casket bearers included Charley Davis, Gary Davis, David Palmer and Ron Rakestraw.
Rosa was laid at rest in the Sheridan Cemetery in Auburn, Nebraska on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.