Rose Cecelia Ommachen

Rose Cecelia Ommachen, Age 83

November 1, 1939 – April 12, 2023

Rose Ommachen died peacefully at home in Omaha, Nebraska, on April 12, 2023. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Simon. She is survived by daughters, Jolie Koesters and Elizabeth Vempala and their families, and an abundance of family and friends for whom she would do anything.

Rose and Simon were very dear to so many. She and Simon often shared pearls of wisdom with many young Malayalee families who immigrated to the U.S. from India (just as they had with their young daughters, Jolie and Elizabeth, in the 1970s), sharing their experiences and providing guidance for any challenges they faced while starting their lives in the States.

They were devoted members of the Pro Sanctity Movement, and the two worked together for many years within the same Family of Apostolic Maximalism for the cause of holiness in the world.

Rose’s empathy and ability to advocate for the vulnerable made her well-suited for her long and gratifying career in nursing; but in addition to wife, the role she was proudest of was being a kind and good grandmother to her granddaughter Madeline Rose and husband Luke, grandsons Luke, Paul, Joshua, Noah and Liam, and great-grandmother to baby Asher, whom she awaited with eager anticipation throughout the final year of her life.

Rose was a woman of great faith and a fierce prayer warrior. She loved attending Mass, visiting with friends, and talking on the phone until her health made those things more difficult in the last couple of years. Rose was always so happy when people remembered her on November 1st, her birthday. She took honor and delight in being born on All Saints’ Day.

God placed Rose on our journey on Earth, and we are so grateful. Words cannot say enough.

VISITATION Monday, April 17, 2023, at 12noon, immediately followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 1:00pm all at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St, Omaha, NE 68154.

INTERMENT at Resurrection Cemetery, followed by a late LUNCHEON at St. Robert’s.

Memorials may be made to the Pro Sanctity Movement.


  • Mini Jaison Posted April 15, 2023 11:54 am

    May her soul rest in peace 🙏Our ( on behalf of Chemplayil family)heartfelt condolences to loved ones 🙏

  • Joe Mathew Posted April 15, 2023 4:22 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to Jolly, Elizabeth & family. She was a sweet angel who greeted everyone with her wonderful smile. Simon and Rose had a long and faithful marriage where they dedicated their time to Jesus and prayers with supporting Oblates. Mission. May her soul rest in peace and the loved ones take solace in her memories.

  • Santhosh Posted April 15, 2023 7:25 pm

    Heartfelt condolences and prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

  • Ken Ramold Posted April 16, 2023 11:43 am

    Rose had such a joyful presence. Simon and Rose were quiet witnesses of the Catholic Faith and love for Jesus that truly inspired me to live out my faith more deeply. To Jolie, Elizabrth, & Family: Your mom and grandmother was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed. The heavens are rejoicing!

  • ROSE GALEA Posted April 17, 2023 4:37 am

    May Eternal Light shine upon you dear Rose. May you contemplate eternally the FACE of the Lord and His love together with Simon.Heartfelt condolences to her family members, especially Elisabeth, and to all the Apostolic Oblates and Cooperatives in USA.

  • Leela Sebastián Apostolic Oblate Posted April 17, 2023 6:12 am

    Dear Jolie and Elizabeth so sorry to hear about your beloved Mother Rose 🌹 passed away to eternal life.
    She is the first cooperative Oblate in Omaha.All Institute and Pro Sanctity Movement so sadden about her departure from us to Eternal glory. I knew her so may years I was there for your Dad and Mom any needs They both worked hard for us They both were so spiritual,
    Your Mom helped us at the Camps ministry at U N O,for the girls Camp at the Pro Sanctity Center, retreats and so many events.She is my good fried,beloved sister
    She will be in my prayers every day Let prepatual light shines upon her she may rest in peace 🕊️.Rosamma Chichi enjoy eternal glory and pray for us and our journey to heaven.I will miss you.Love and prayers .Our Lady of Trust and Our Founder may accompany to heaven

  • Agnes Rus. Apostolic. Oblates. New York Posted April 17, 2023 10:00 am

    Julie and Elizabeth. My condolences for your mom Joining Simon in heaven. She and you all are in our prayers. We will have Mass for her in our parish church.

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