GODSCHALL, Rose Mary, 98, passed away in Clearwater, Florida on Friday, February 14, 2020. She was born in Palermo, Italy, the first of five children, to Natale and Rosa (Buononno) Casella. As an infant, her parents brought her to Downingtown, Pennsylvania where she and her younger brothers and sisters were raised.
After residing in Pennsylvania for many years, Rose moved from Parkesburg, Pennsylvania in 2016, to reside with her daughter in Clearwater, Florida.
During WWII, Rose worked as a grinder and in the blueprint department of Lukens Steel Company in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. She also worked with the Coatesville, Police Department as a school crossing guard.
Her memberships included the Parkesburg United Methodist Church, and the Senior Group of Brandywine Hospital. Rose liked to travel and spend time with family and friends. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and bingo.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ken; siblings, Edith Miller, Joseph Casella and Angelo Casella.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Fran Dreher; stepdaughter, Carol Ann Hixson (Wolfgang); sister, Viola “Vi” Cooper; two grandsons, David Cox and Keith Cox (Alana); five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Ashley, Noelle, Timothy and Jay; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Parkesburg United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Her final resting place will be at Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations, in memory of Rose, to Parkesburg United Methodist Church, 411 Main Street, Parkesburg, PA 19365.