Olean – Rose Ann Libby "Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother"
Rose Ann Libby, 99, formerly of 533 Spring Street, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Houghton Rehab and Nursing Center, following a long life.
Rose was born on June 23, 1920 in Galeton, PA and was a daughter of Carmen and Mary Millala Marro. On March 8, 1947, at St. John's Catholic Church, she married her husband of 63 years, George G. Libby, who predeceased her on June 16, 2010.
Rose was a 1939 graduate of Galeton High School. She worked at Sylvania in Emporium, PA from 1939 to 1940 and then for S.S. Krieges in Olean from 1940 to 1943. Rose then went to work for Bell Aircraft in Buffalo from 1943 to 1944. She served in the US Navy as a WAVE from January 13, 1944 to February 16, 1946. After returning from her service, Rose went to work for B.F. Goodrich in Olean from 1946 to 1947. She went back to work after raising her family, at St. Bonaventure University from 1967 to 1968. In September of 1968, Rose began working at Arch Bishop Walsh High School in food service, where she worked until her retirement in 1989.
Rose was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church and a life-member Olean VFW Women's Auxiliary. She loved to read, but most of all she loved her grandchildren.
Rose is survived by; 2 children, Dale P. (Virginia) Libby of Gallatin, TN Lynn M. (Terry) Luzier of Portageville; 4 grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Kaitlin, & Libby; 5 great grandchildren, Emily, Jack, Joslynn, Novalynn, & Luke; and several nieces and nephews.
Along with her loving husband, Rose was predeceased by; her daughter Suzanne R. McCain who died on February 28, 2014; and 5 siblings, Joseph Marro, Ned Marro who died on June 6, 2018, Mildred Milliren, Viola LeRoy, and Mary Cottone.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, at which time a Memorial Service will be held. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial may be made to Mt. View Cemetery, P.O. Box 1044, Olean, New York 14760.