Rose M Martinez, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on July 26, 2023, in Oak Grove, Missouri. She was born on August 30, 1929, in Rosenberg, Texas.
Rose's early life was filled with love and family. She attended school until the sixth grade when her mother sadly passed away. At that point, Rose selflessly took on the responsibility of caring for her siblings and father. Despite the challenges she faced at a young age, Rose's determination and strength shone through.
Throughout her career, Rose held various jobs where she made a difference in people's lives. She worked for Crown Center and in the kitchen and at Lake City Army Ammunition Camp. Later on, she found fulfillment working as a catalog salesclerk for Sears. Rose approached every job with dedication and a warm heart.
One of the fondest memories of Rose's life was meeting Agapito at a young age through their parents. Their bond grew over time, and they shared a deep love that lasted throughout their lives. Rose and Agapito could often be found dancing together, their steps perfectly synchronized as they moved to the rhythm of life. Rose was passionate about music and had an eclectic taste. She loved listening to various genres but held a special place in her heart for Tex Mex and "Little Joe and La familia."
The Catholic Church played an essential role in Rose's life. She was an active member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Her commitment showed through her participation in the choir as well as serving as a communion minister. Additionally, Rose dedicated herself to preparing purificators every week and contributed to the upkeep of the church.
Not only was Rose intelligent, but also incredibly patient and compassionate. Her natural caregiving abilities made her an excellent caregiver, always prioritizing the well-being of those around her. She was known for being the first to extend a helping hand and support those in need. Her bilingual skills allowed her to serve as a valuable translator in her community, always ready to lend a helping hand to those who needed it most.
Rose's generous spirit extended to her own family, who meant the world to her. She is survived by her loving children: John Martinez, Mary Coombs, Patricia Pyle, Mark Martinez, Robert Martinez, Alicia Colvin, and Irene Rose. Rose was also blessed with twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Agapito Martinez, and parents, Felix and Conception Moreno.
The loss of Rose M Martinez leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her. Her kind nature, unwavering faith, and dedication to her loved ones will forever be remembered. We will gather to pay our respects on August 1, 2023. The visitation will take place from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at St. Jude's Catholic Church located at 2001 S Broadway in Oak Grove, Missouri. Following the visitation, a Mass will be held at the same location from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The final tribute will occur during the interment at Floral Hills East Cemetery located at 25203 E US Hwy 50 in Lee's Summit, Missouri following the Mass.
Rose M Martinez touched so many lives during her time with us. As we say our farewells and celebrate her life, let us remember the joy she brought into our lives and honor her legacy of kindness and compassion. Though Rose may no longer be physically with us, the memories we shared with her will forever live on in our hearts. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in eternal peace, Amen.