Rose Tracy Von Der Werth, 95, of Toledo and formerly of Tama, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Carrington Place in Toledo under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Private Interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo.
Rose was born on Sept. 1, 1917, in Elberon the daughter of John and Theresa (Macha) Braye. In 1949, she was united in marriage to Gordon Von Der Werth in Mill Valley, Calif. She had previously operated a nursery in California. Rose enjoyed canning, gardening and antiques. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Gordon; siblings: John Braye Jr., Edward Braye, Agnes Rutledge, Emil Braye, Stanley Braye, Anna Bliss, Milvoy Braye, Mabel Van De Woestyne and Freddie Braye.
Survivors include a sister, Minnie Patrick, of Lincoln; a brother, Leonard Braye, of Hemet, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Memorials are appreciated to Iowa River Hospice.