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Roseline Monica Sullivan
1941 2024

Roseline Monica Sullivan

May 4, 1941 — April 5, 2024

Roseline Monica (Pekarek) Sullivan, age 82 of Centerville, passed away and went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2024, surrounded by loving family.

Rosie was born May 4, 1941 in Okeene, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Albert and Clara Pekarek (Boeckman). She was raised on her parents' Centennial Farm where she helped milk cows, drive tractors, and more. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita, KS in 1959 and earned a BS in Education from Southwest Missouri State College. Rosie traveled to Tokyo, taught elementary students at Fuchu Air Base, and met her husband, David Sullivan. They married on December 21st, 1972 and honeymooned in Hawaii.

Rosie was actively involved in her three sons' lives, volunteering in many ways including serving as Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Band Mom for the Centerville High School Jazz Band. Throughout her life she worked as a teacher, librarian, homemaker, and sewing instructor for Sew-A-Lot in Centerville. She lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Japan, Texas, Virginia, Illinois, and Ohio, and was able to travel to every state in the USA.

Rosie was an award-winning quilter, exceptional seamstress, creative artist, and proud "craft mom," scrapbooking many family adventures especially for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed studying genealogy and even traveled to Europe with family, to visit ancestral homes in the Czech Republic.

Together Rosie and Dave became Life Masters in Duplicate Bridge. She cherished her time and friendships made at the Miami Valley Bridge Center. Rosie was skilled in the kitchen as well, always preparing favorite recipes or finding new ones to try; she enjoyed hosting family and friends in her home. She fiercely loved her family and absolutely adored being "Grandma Rosie" to her three grandchildren.

Rosie is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Sullivan; Son Timothy (Lauren) Sullivan of Liberty Township, Twins Brendan (Joanna) Sullivan of Centerville and Terrence Sullivan of Kettering; Grandchildren, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, and Lucie Hope Sullivan; Sister, Jane Wilson of Tulsa; and by numerous other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Albert and Clara Pekarek; Sisters, Kathleen Hotchko and Joan Pekarek; and two brothers who passed as infants.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grandmother Collective, or to the Loose Ends Project,

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Monday, April 22, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45459. Interment will follow at Dayton National Cemetery. To share a memory of Rosie or leave a special message for her family, please visit the guestbook below."
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Monday, April 22, 2024

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