Rose E. Hall

Rose E. Hall, age 93 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Luther Manor Community in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To celebrate Rose’s life, private family services are being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Rose’s family.


Rose was born on October 11, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter to David Lusk “Luck” and Gladys Delyte (Enabnit) Wilkie.  She had discovered very early in life that teaching children was the goal she desired to work towards.  After graduating from high school, Rose proceeded onto college and successfully completed her teaching certification.  Rose joyfully spent the next 42 years of her life working in the Dubuque Community School District where not only were her career dreams fulfilled, but without realizing it her imprint and impact on countless children throughout the community would continue to carry her legacy forward for generations to come. 


She enjoyed almost every day she was in the classroom, but Rose also understood the value of her free-time outside of work.  Socializing with her friends during a friendly game of Bridge was always a welcomed event, but relaxing in solitude at the sewing machine, or even getting comfortable on her couch with a knitting needle or a good book were also some of her favorite ways to pass the time.  The absolute favorite hours she would ever indulge in though were the opportunities she was able to simply sit and catch-up with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Rose’s eyes lit up every time her grandkids were near, and thankfully her heart was replenished with an abundance of love by time they left her side again.  Rose was a relentlessly gentle soul who embraced all that was good in the world.  She generously shared her kindnesses without ever expecting anything in return and in turn set a beautiful example for all who knew and loved her.  Our hearts are broken at the mere thought that we will not see Rose again in this life, but we know and trust that the memories she leaves behind will carry us through until we do finally get to see her again.  Thank you for being an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, teacher and friend Rose and may the Lord bless you for all of the positive light you spread so freely upon the world around you!      


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Rose include,


her children,

Bruce (Jenny) Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio,

Cindy (Lee) Scovanner, Cincinnati, Ohio,

Debra “Deb” Finn, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Kimberly (Doug) Stickney, Dubuque, Iowa;


her 12 grandchildren,

Austin (Tina) Hall, Amelia Hall, Anna Hall, Cassandra (Mark) Bloom, Johnathan Scovanner, Melissa Scovanner, Chad Finn, Brian Finn, Anthony (Lori) Finn, Gregory Finn, Caitlin (Nic) Mortelliti and Christopher Stickney;


her 4 great-grandchildren,

Connor Finn, Avery Finn, Olivia Mortelliti and Baby Bloom who will be joining us in early June;


along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Rose was preceded in death by her parents and 2 siblings, David (Opal) Wilkie and Delores (“Salt”) Alderson.


Memorial donations may be made in Rose’s name, to be applied to the Ryan Scovell XXYY Research Fund, through the XXYY Foundation at 


Rose’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque for all of the wonderful care and support they provided to Rose, and her family.


Online condolences may be shared with Rose’s family at

To celebrate Rose’s life, private family services are being held.

10 comments on “Rose E. Hall
  1. Marianne Avery says:

    Dear Deb and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother had a beautiful long life. Thinking of you in your time of suffering. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  2. Elaine Kray says:

    I did not have the fortune to have known her a long time, but I am so grateful for the times I was able to share with her. Funny, strong, caring, considerate….I will miss you Rose. Blessings and prayers to all of her loved ones.

  3. Janet Duneman says:

    Deb, So sorry for your loss. Janet Duneman

  4. Carol Ayers Hinderman says:

    So sorry for your lost. Very fond memories of your family living across the street. Love you all.

  5. Pat and Marsha Corken says:

    Our sincere sympathies to the Hall family.

  6. Fay King says:

    Hi Kim,
    Cindy Nelson sent me the notice of your mother’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and I hope enjoyed her many years. I couldn’t believe her age. I hope you are all doing well!

    • Kim Stickney says:

      Thanks Fay!
      We really miss her sweet personality, quick wit, and calm strength.
      Thanks for your kind note.

  7. Sharon Grimes says:

    Dear Kim and family,
    I have so many fond memories of your mom and knowing the Hall family. We had lots of fun adventures, including the Hall/Dewey picnics, but mostly just spending time at your house, hanging out. Rose was always so nice
    I never heard her raise her voice. A true indication of how much she loved and cherished all of you.

    • Kim Stickney says:

      Thanks Sharon,
      We did have fun, didn’t we! Mom was always so sweet, I really miss her.
      Thanks for thinking of us.

  8. Fred & Shirley Frick says:

    Our sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you. Rose was a wonderful lady, so kind and generous. Her commitment to education and children is indeed remarkable. We enjoyed Rose as a neighbor and wonderful writer. Our best to all of you.

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