Rose Ellen Doyle, age 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 in Kearney at Good Samaritan Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 9, 1932, in McCook to Arthur and Mary (Lepper) Koetter. She graduated from McCook High School in 1948.
She married Gene T. Doyle in McCook on Sept. 5, 1950. To this union seven children were born. They were the owners of the Doyle Oil Company from 1955-1995.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Altar Society. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, Nebraska football and basketball and most of all, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary; and husband, Gene on Nov. 15, 2002; sister-in-law, Patricia Koetter; and brother-in-law, Clayton Harmon.
She is survived by her sons, Terry Doyle and wife, Kathy, Ted Doyle, Kelly Doyle and wife, Karen and Pat Doyle and wife, Paula, all of McCook; daughters, Sherry McKillip and husband, Randy of McCook, Peggy Morris and husband, Danny of Benkelman and Tami Potthoff and husband, Kevin of McCook; sister, Veldron Harmon; brothers, Arthur Koetter Jr., Richard Koetter and wife, Marilyn and Bernard Koetter and wife, Sharon, all of McCook and James Koetter and wife, Barbara of Pocatello, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Rosary will be Sunday, March 1, 2009, 7 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 2, 2009, 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Gary Brethour officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be today until 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m. until the time of rosary. There will be a lunch served for family and close friends at the church before the service.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.