Rosa Lee “Rosie” Trull Coots

Rosa Lee “Rosie” Trull Coots, 82, of Hiawatha, KS (formerly of Falls City), passed away January 31, 2024, in St. Joseph, MO. She was born September 30, 1941, to Tony and Beulah (Shockey) Dalsing in Wathena, KS. She married Gerald Trull of Reserve, KS, on March 19, 1960, in Hiawatha.

Rosie was raised in the Wathena and Hiawatha area, and helped in her family’s grocery store when she was growing up. When married the couple established their home in Falls City. Rosie worked for many years at Safeway, then later Hinky Dinky and SunMart, as a cashier and meat wrapper. In her later years, they moved to St. Joseph, MO, where they enjoyed managing a self-storage facility. They later retired and moved back to Falls City. Gerald passed away February 6, 2010.

Rosie married Raymond Coots on April 14, 2018, in Horton, KS, and they lived in Hiawatha. They kept busy managing and renovating several rental houses. Ray passed away October 29, 2023.

She attended Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Falls City and later joined St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Horton.

Rosie is survived by her children, Debbie Kerns (Doug) of Lincoln, NE, Doug Trull (Jill) of Scottsdale, AZ, Darren Trull, of Omaha, NE; four grandchildren, Tim Sailors of Falls City, Kellen Sailors (Kassie) of Nebraska City, NE, Hannah Pollard (Jeremy) of Scottsdale, Erin Kerns, Lincoln; seven great-grandchildren; a brother Toby Dalsing (Kayla) of Savannah, MO, sister Dorothy Gerweck, Falls City, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sisters Hilda Sinker, Arlene Triplett, Georgia Portman, and brother Fred Dalsing, all of the St. Joseph area, and brother Bob Dalsing of Hiawatha.

Rosie was well known as friendly, fun and hard-working. She enjoyed keeping busy with her lawn, garden, family, and cats. Over the years, her love of April Fool’s Day and fun Christmas gift pranks kept her family laughing and on their toes.

Her memorial service will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home with Father James Meysenburg officiating. Inurnment will be in Steele Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 7, from 7:00-8:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.

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