Rose Sheehy

Rose Sheehy

June 19, 1943 – February 22, 2021

Rose Sheehy, retired teacher, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Methodist Hospital.  Rose was born in Rolfe, Iowa on June 19, 1943.  She worked for Omaha Public Schools until her retirement in 2003.  During her retirement years, Rose was involved in several organizations supporting students, families, and veterans throughout Omaha.

She is preceded in death by her parents Leland and Anna McIntire; sister, Betty Tutt of Rolfe, Iowa; brother, James McIntire of Charles City, Iowa.   Rose’s memories will be carried on by nieces, nephews, and friends all over the country.

A Celebration of Life for Rose will begin Saturday, February 27th at West Center Chapel with family receiving friends from 1-3PM. The service honoring Rose will begin at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations for the organizations Rose loved and supported through the years.

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  • Mary Buglewicz Duffy Posted February 25, 2021 9:36 am

    Rose 🌹 was a very generous person. She was a real teacher leader. Rose did so much for the children if Omaha through Operation School Bell through the Assistance League of Omaha. She will be missed! Rest In Peace, Rose.

  • Mary Buglewicz Duffy Posted February 25, 2021 9:43 am

    Rose will be missed! Her generously affected many organizations in Omaha. Her contributions to Operation School Bell with the Assistance League of Omaha gave hope to so many of Omaha’s children.Rest In Peace, Rose.

  • Nan Poore Posted February 25, 2021 11:43 am

    Rose was a genuine lady. She was the consummate volunteer. Assistance League of Omaha and Operation School Bell will miss her organizational skills, her laugh, her go getter spirit. She truly made things happen. I will miss her.

  • Jean Jetter Posted February 25, 2021 2:27 pm

    Knew Rose through her work in OEA as a representative. And through OARSEA. Always friendly and caring. She would call to see if I-was going to The OARSEA luncheon meetings. I will miss our conversations .

  • Raydelle Meehan Posted February 25, 2021 2:42 pm

    Rose lived every moment of her life to the fullest! She enjoyed teaching, loved her students, fellow teachers, and support staff. In retirement, she cherished time spent with Veterans and Assistance League projects. She treasured her Kappa sisters , her friends & her family. We were all blessed to have her in our lives.

  • Bruce & Mary Lou Beckord Posted February 25, 2021 4:59 pm

    She was a teachers teacher

  • Laura Feld Posted February 26, 2021 10:10 am

    Rose was a generous, caring person. Rose and I shared a profession and a passion for making sure that all our students and our fellow teachers had opportunity and were treated fairly and with respect. Whenever I think of Rose I smile, because she had a great sense of humor and she always greeted people with a warm smile that showed she truly cared. We were blessed to know her.

  • Marilyn Hammond Posted February 26, 2021 11:42 am

    I am sad to hear of Rose’s passing. She was very active in education associations which is where I met Rose. We traveled around the United States on behalf of Nebraska teachers and students at National Education Association meetings. She was dedicated to making life better for those she represented. Rose had great ideas and a willingness to serve. We even vacationed once in Florida before and after one meeting creating many fond memories. I know she will be missed.

  • Mary-Alice Hurlburt Posted February 26, 2021 2:35 pm

    I knew Rose through our KKI (Teachers’ Sorority). She was a very fine lady and hard worker, who loved her family very much. She will be missed.

  • Carol Krejci/ ROSE was very gener Posted February 26, 2021 2:56 pm

    Rose was very generous with her time, especially to any organization related to education. She served on both the NSEA board and the OEA board, as well as treasurer for state Kappa Kappa Iota for many years. Rose was always therefor any by-law , resolution or constitutional amendment. She had an amazing eye for the smallest details, which sometimes irritated me for the this would extend the length of meetings. BUeventually I came to respect her for th I s skillandcwas glad that we had someone who spot these flaws in important documents. Rose will be missed by everyone in the many organizations in which she participated. She also had a great sense of humor and I often liked to banter and joke with her.

  • Erin Ellis Posted February 26, 2021 6:59 pm

    As a counselor for OPS, I worked closely with Rose regarding Operation School Bell. Rose was always so helpful and truly cared about helping kids get school clothing provided by the Assistance League. Rose would go out of her way to add a sibling for me if I left one off. It was a pleasure working with Rose. She will be missed. Prayers to her friends and family.

  • Nancy Glasser Posted February 27, 2021 8:26 am

    I will miss you Rose. Your goodness was wonderful.

  • Winnie Olson Posted February 27, 2021 10:20 am

    Rose lived her entire life giving to others, always striving to make the world a better place. She took care of the needs of many, whether it was educating children, keeping them warm in the winter, or by brightening the lives of Vets by visiting and celebrating their special days. She will be missed by all of us, as we hold close her friendship and the memories of her beautiful life well lived. We lost a beautiful soul here on earth, but we are comforted with knowing that she has now taken her place with the angels. Rest in peace Rose.,

  • Lou Ann Landholm Posted February 27, 2021 11:43 am

    My association with Rose was through Kappa Kappa Iota. She provided exemplary skill as treasurer of KKI Rho State for many years.. She will be greatly missed. Caring thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • Jeanne Weeks Posted February 27, 2021 2:38 pm

    I have known very few people who have touched and truly made a difference in so many peoples’ lives! What a loss for Omaha and the many groups she belonged to, including Kappa Kappa Iota. Our thought and prayers to her family.

  • Barb and Marty Chebuhar Posted February 27, 2021 2:44 pm

    We got to know Rose when our son Joe married Amy Pearson ,one of Roses’ great nieces. She was part of many holiday celebrations and family dinners we shared with the Pearson gang. I will remember her holding or rocking the latest Grandchild and when it was time to clean up the kitchen after a meal, she took charge! Like one of her nieces said “We loved her, and she loved us” ..
    RIP Rose. Peace be with your family💕

  • Pam Richards Lindb0 Posted February 27, 2021 4:55 pm

    Rose was my cousin. I have not seen her in a lot of years. A she was a wonderful person. I only wish I lived closer so we could have been able to spend some time together

  • Julie Davidson Ury Posted February 28, 2021 1:31 pm

    I loved to teach at King Science Center with Rose.. We taught side by side for at least 20 years. She was my calm amid my teaching “storms.” She was always a kind, thoughtful and dedicated teacher and friend. Since her name was Rose, I nicknamed her “Bud”. Since we taught so well together, our team teaching was the highlight of my day. I never knew what she would say to perk me up; From an encouraging word, taking an unexpected nap as she was reading a story after lunch to both our classrooms , to finding a tiny green chameleon sitting on her shoulder while she was tidying up her room. Even though we have not been in contact for many years, my dear friend, “Bud” remains as one of my fondest memories from a career both she and I loved and to which we dedicated our lives. I will always hold a special place in my heart for her.

  • Paula Pillen, American Legion Auxiliary District 8 Posted April 2, 2021 8:19 pm

    The American Legion Auxiliary Omaha Unit 1 and the V.A. Medical Center will truly miss this treasure of a lady. We collectively send our sincerely sympathies to Rose’s family. She put her heart and soul into making life better for veterans and those hospitalized in the Omaha facility. – District 8 Auxiliary President, Paula Pillen

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