Streaming Funeral Service For Rosella Leona McConkey

Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Rosella Leona McConkey January 1, 2024 at 10AM.

Tuesday evening, December 26, 2023, as Rosella L McConkey, age 91, took her last breath on this earth, she found that death is truly swallowed up in victory!

She no longer is “Just thinking of stepping on shore, and finding it heaven.

Of touching a hand, and finding it God’s.

Of breathing new air, and finding it celestial….

For with her last breath here, she woke up in Glory, and she found she was finally “home”!

Rosella was born October 25, 1932, in Corvallis, Organ. She attended high school in Seattle, WA, and graduated as valedictorian of her class on May 31, 1969, from Francis Asbury Bible College, Milan, Illinois.

While attending Olivet Nazarene Bible College, she met the late Robert (Bob) Knuth and they were married May 24, 1952. To this union, five children were born. She is survived by Robert (Ronda) Knuth, Colorado; Rynella (Marvin) Blowers, Ohio; Randy (LeeAnn) Knuth, Indiana; Bekah (Trent) Dayton, Alabama; Rachelle (Tim) Smith, Arkansas, Step son, Paul (Eileen) McConkey, Florida; 27 Grandchildren and 62 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Robert H Knuth, her husband of 39 years; Howard F McConkey, husband of 9 years; her parents, Alvie and Leona Mefford; her brother, Stan Mefford; Grandson, Kyle Knuth; Son-in-law, Roger Willard; Son-in-law, David Webster.

Rosella often told how God spared her life when she was in an accident when she was in her twenties. She promised Him she would serve Him, and from that time she never looked back. She testified to how God led her as a new Christian to get rid of all the question marks in her life. He led her into holiness and this began her many years of a devoted happy walk with her Lord. She was faithful to fast and pray for her family and friends, often doing extended fasts in intercessory prayer for our souls. We are forever thankful! At different times through the years, she’s had Bible studies and ladies’ prayer meetings in her home, gone on missions trips and written and passed out tracts.

Mom was first devoted to God, but next, was her family. As Proverbs 31:28 says, ” Her children arise up and call her blessed”. She brought us up in the right way!

Mom was very talented. She started oil painting while living in Denver and she has left us with beautiful pictures we treasure. She also crocheted many lovely afghans, and was an excellent seamstress. She had a genuine warm welcome for those that she entertained in her home. Whatever mom did, she did it well! She lived well! She died well! We will hold her memory dear in our hearts forever!

Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 1, 2024, 10:00 AM, Aycock Funeral Home, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, Florida, Wesley Holden, Officiating. Burial will be at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, Friday, January 5, 2024, 2:30 PM, Denver, Colorado

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