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Rosemary Ann Brauch

October 27, 1924 October 15, 2021
Rosemary Ann Brauch
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Obituary for Rosemary Ann Brauch

ROSEMARY ANN BRAUCH (nee HELLMANN) at 96, of Union, Kentucky passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 27, 1924 she was raised in Ludlow, Kentucky and lived in Bardstown, Kentucky for over 50 years.

Rosie was an active community member, instrumental in organizing the Senior Citizens program in Nelson County. She enjoyed telling the story of taking her members to Kings Island Amusement Park on an old city bus. She encouraged them to embrace new experiences such as travelling out of Bardstown and braving the Sky Ride over the park. For their weekly meetings, Rosie would personally pick up many of the members, as they had no means of transportation.
Appointed by Governor Martha Layne Collins to the Institute for the Aging, she was able to provide input for the development and delivery of services to Kentucky’s aging citizens.

Rosie was also an active member in the Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for many years where she volunteered in the gift shop and visited patients.

In her younger years, she was a Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Kentucky where she was a well-loved nurse caring for premature babies. In addition, Rosie worked as a Red Cross Instructor for several years.
She was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds (90 years!) and Louisville Cardinals. One of her favorite memories was walking with her dad across the bridge from Covington to Cincinnati to see a Reds’ ballgame.

Rosie was relied upon as the “Matriarch” of her extended family. She generously offered her sage advice, encouragement, love and wisdom to her nieces, nephews and grandchildren and they listened!

At 96, she still loved to blast music from her CD player every morning as she got ready to start another day. Johnny, Tony, Frank and Michael Buble’ were her favorites.

She is preceded in death by her parents Harry and Hilda Weis Hellmann, her husband Charles Joseph Brauch, son Charles Stephen Brauch, son-in-law Mark Holt, her siblings and in-laws Charles Hellmann, Richard (Joyce) Hellmann, Robert (Cynthia) Hellmann, and James (Ro) Brauch.

Left to cherish her memory is her sister Jean (Bill) Mersch, daughters Carol Brauch Holt and Suzanne Brauch Thomas, son David Brauch (Mary Jean Riley), daughter-in-law Debbie Brauch and sister-in-law Judy Hellmann. She is loved by her grandchildren Bridgette Brauch(Skylar Hinkle), Douglas (Mariela) Brauch, Jason (Emily) Cheek, Stephanie (Aaron) Wagner, Kimberly (Brian) Harvey, Nathan Holt, William (Zee) Motshwane , Thabiso Boyzzz (Fifi), Cola Malunga, 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

On Thursday, October 21, Visitation and Prayer Service (4:00-7:00 p.m.) will be held at Stith Funeral Home in Florence, Kentucky (7500 U.S. Highway 42).

On Friday, October 22, Visitation (10:00 a.m.) and Mass of Christian Burial (11:00 a.m.) will be held at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, Kentucky (310 West Stephen Foster Avenue) with Reverend Terry Bradshaw as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Family and friends will then gather to celebrate Rosie’s life at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood (130 Maywood Avenue).

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Southern Ohio (P.O. Box 772373 Detroit, MI 48277) or to the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Cincinnati Chapter (644 Linn St. Suite 1026 Cincinnati, OH 45203).

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

21

Oct

4:00 PM 10/21/2021 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/21/2021 7:00:00 PM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Visitation

Friday

22

Oct

10:00 AM 10/22/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral

310 West Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004

St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral
310 West Stephen Foster Avenue Bardstown 40004 KY
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

22

Oct

11:00 AM 10/22/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral

310 West Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004

St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral
310 West Stephen Foster Avenue Bardstown 40004 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

N. Third Street
Bardstown, KY 40004

N. Third Street Bardstown 40004 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

644 Linn Street, Suite 1026
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Southern Ohio, P.O. Box 772373, Detroit, MI 48277

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