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Rose Anne Smith - 74

1/6/1945 - 3/16/2019


     Rose Anne Smith loving wife, mother, and grandmother left us in peace on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 in her rural home in Hauntown.  She died unexpectedly from natural causes.  Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church in Andover.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM  Tuesday at the church and from 9:00 AM until the service time Wednesday.  Burial will be in Andover Cemetery.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.


    Rose Anne was loved by her husband Jack of 53 years. From this union two daughters, Julie (Scott) Holub of Clarksville, Iowa, and Amy Madsen-Smith of Clinton, Iowa. Rose Anne was blessed to have four grandchildren Makayla, Dawson, Caleb, and Lucas.


     Rose Anne was born in Clinton, Iowa on January 6, 1945, the daughter of Eugene and Rosella (Simpson) Madsen. She graduated from Northeast High School, followed by nurses training at St. Luke’s in Davenport. She was a dedicated Registered Nurse working at Medical Associates for 46 years. This led to volunteering with Hospice in her retirement. Rose Anne and Jack loved traveling, especially to their grandchildren's activities no matter where they were scheduled. Rose Anne enjoyed her flower gardens and mowing her yard. Her hands helped create and sew many quilts for loved ones and those in need.


     Rose Anne and Jack both love their “church family” at Faith Lutheran Church, Andover, Iowa. Rose Anne had a passion for the Lord and lived the motto of “God’s Work Our Hands”.  She was a member of five mission trips, and was active with numerous church activities.


     Rose Anne was preceded in death by her parents Gene and Rosella Madsen.  Rose Anne is survived by her husband, daughters, grandchildren, a brother Richard (Ember) Madsen in Bettendorf, IA, brother-in-law’s Dan Smith, Jim Miller, Ray Kraciun, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.  Online condolences may be left at





Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at the church and from 9:00 AM until the service time Wednesday.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. Burial will be in Andover Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  • Warren and Sue Amman

    on 03/17/19

     Our deepest sympathies to all of you.  The Amman’s have truly been blessed by the Smith family through the years and we are sending all our love and prayers!

  • Rebecca Kroeger

    on 03/17/19

    I am so sorry to hear this. My heart- felt condolences. I have only wonderful memories. RoseAnn will deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched.
  • Jason Alt

    on 03/17/19

    Jack, Julie and Amy, I am so sorry to hear of Rose Anne's passing.  She was a wonderful person and I will always have great memories of times that we spent with her.  Please accept my heartfelt condolences that I hope will help you through this difficult time.

  • Lisa Trees

    on 03/17/19

    We are sorry for your families loss. We always love to see her and Jack cheering on their grandchildren. She will be missed by her extended Clarksville sports family also. ❤️  Hugs to you all. 

  • Linda & Mark Milder

    on 03/17/19

    We are so saddened by this news. Our hearts and hugs go out to each and every one of you. Julie your mom was a beautiful soul. I enjoyed chatting with her when we would see each other in a store somewhere. She would catch me up on what her grand kids were up to, you could definitely see the pride and love she felt for each one of them. I will miss her warm and welcoming smile. She always had a way of making a person feel good by just being around her. Our deepest sympathies and prayers to all. 

  • Nicole pretz

    on 03/17/19

    Prayers and condolences to Jack, Julie, Amy and family! I always loved that welcoming smile of Rose Ann. So heart felt. She will be missed by many!

  • Megan Clapp

    on 03/17/19

    I’m heartbroken at this news. My deepest sympathies to you, Jack and family. Rose Anne was such a wonderful, kind, and compassionate friend. I’m so grateful for her willingness to be one of Lily’s “church grandmas.” She helped Lily learn about church and the family of faith - a gift that carries on even now. May God forever bless the memory of Rose Anne and may God’s comfort be peace to you during this difficult time. 

  • Nancy Von Thun

    on 03/17/19

    This was such an unbelievable event, I am still unable to let it sink in. I worked at MA with Rose Anne for many years, saw her at Retiree's last fall, and remember her and Jack both from our 25 years at Faith Lutheran. While Heaven has gained an angel, we have all lost a great lady.

  • Shannon Witt

    on 03/17/19

    Rose Anne was loved by so many. God bless you Jack, Amy, Julie, and grandchildren. The world was a better place because of Rose Anne. She will be missed!

  • Gary and Cheryl Putman

    on 03/17/19

    Jack, Julie, and Amy, We are so sorry to learn of Rose Anne’s passing.  She was a truly wonderful person, so giving and kind in every way.  I have so many, many great memories of our times together that will never be forgotten. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. 

  • Susan A Goble

    on 03/17/19

    I was blessed to have worked with Rose Anne and have her as a mentor in the surgical awesome lady who will be dearly miseed...prayers to her family for comfort and strength.
  • Lou Parker

    on 03/17/19

    I worked with RoseAnn for many years.  She was a great friend and a compassionate nurse. Sympathy and prayers.

  • Lynnette Murphy

    on 03/18/19

    Dear Family

    I am so sorry to read of Rose Ann passing. I worked with her thru Share Our Sandwiches. She was so kind passing out sandwiches and toiletries, the people were so kind and grateful to her. I enjoyed talking to her about our faith to the quilts she loved to make.

    She was always talked about her grandchildren. I felt like I knew each one. Thank you for sharing her.

  • LuAnn Zehr

    on 03/18/19

    I knew Rose Anne all my life, she was the kindest, sweetest person I have ever had the honor to have in my life.  I know she touched not only my life, but the lives of so many others in a positive way.  She was God's blessing to all who she shared her life with.  She will be missed!

  • Kamalini Kumar

    on 03/18/19

    Jack, Julie, Amy and families, words cannot adequately express the sorrow I feel at the loss of a very dear and faithful friend. I’m just so glad that Suren went ahead so he could meet Roseanne and not have the sorrow of losing her You know the wonderful relationship we enjoyed for the past 44 years. I always called her “the other woman in my husband’s life” and she was! Our family loved your family and especially Roseanne  and always will. I will miss my long chats with her every time I come back to Clinton. May God give you his peace and comfort and know that she is in his presence right now. Jack, my heart hurts for you. 

  • Chris Machande

    on 03/18/19

    Such a wonderful spirit that will be greatly missed here on earth.  She is now be working her healing from above.

    Blessings and sympathy to her family.

  • Keith and Phyllis Jensen

    on 03/18/19

    SO sorry for your loss of Rose Anne

  • Linda Peterson Rice

    on 03/18/19

    Jack, Julie, Amy and your families.  Kyle and I are both saddened over the loss of Roseanne.  We remember her and your family most often because of your warm, caring spirits and the fun we had when we were with you in Clinton.  Roseanne was such a special person who touched us deeply and I admired her strong sense of family and Christian beliefs.  Kyle remembers your family taking care of him, fishing with Jack, and Roseanne's good food.  We are thinking of you with love and the knowledge that Roseanne is in heaven but will be missed forever here.

  • Chuck and Maudie Stoltenberg

    on 03/18/19

    Jack. please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.  Our heart goes out to you and your family,  May God grant you peace in the knowledge that Roseanne is dancing with the angels and will be there to welcome you someday.

  • Christine Voss

    on 03/19/19

    I had the honor to work with Roseanne at Medical Associates for 23 years.  She was one of the kindest, most caring nurses there ever was....Whenever I think of her or hear her name, I immediately see her beautiful smile because that is what she did!  You always saw Roseanne with a beautiful smile on her face!  I know her smile is now radiating in the Heavens!  Hugs & Prayers to her family that they find comfort & Peace during this difficult time.

  • Joana Graves

    on 03/19/19

    Prayers to you and your family, Amy. So sad to hear this.

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