Rose Marie (nee Ambrose) Kois passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020. She was born on June 27, 1925 in Fredericktown, PA, daughter of the late John Anthony Ambrose and Mary Anastasia Roney Ambrose. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, James Ambrose and John Ambrose, Jr.
Left to cherish Rose’s memory are her two daughters, Dr. Jean Kois and Joan Kois Woodward and their husbands, Dr. Jose Pena and Ned Woodward. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, George William Woodward, Sarah Rose Woodward, Joseph Bishop Woodward, Grace Anna Woodward, Lily Rose Pena, and Laura Elise Pena.
Rose graduated from Centerville High School in 1944 and was a paralegal secretary for her uncle, John Roney, who graduated from Harvard Law School. On June 26, 1954 she married George Henry Kois and they moved to Carmichaels, PA. In 1967, George and Rose moved to Uniontown, PA into a new home that George built for his growing family. Rose dedicated her life to being a loving wife and especially loving mother for her two girls. She was active at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and served as the Secretary of St. Joseph’s Christian Mothers for many years and was also a member of the Catholic War Veterans in Uniontown.
She very much enjoyed her grandchildren and traveling to fun places with her girls. She was able to travel to Rome, Paris, London, Budapest, Vienna and Hawaii. However, her fondest memories were the camping trips to 48 states with George and her girls. She loved cooking Polish and Hungarian food and her specialty was apple pie and veal paprika. After her husband George passed away in 2002 she moved to Charlotte, NC to be closer to her daughter Jean and family. She died peacefully at the age of 94 after living a very full life. She will be missed dearly.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where family and friends will be received on Friday, February 21st from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. when prayers of transfer will be said. A funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.
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