RoseMarie B. Graczyk, age 93, of Saint Peters, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. She was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on May 27, 1926, to Joseph and Rozalia Penkala-Nachefski (nee Bentek).
RoseMarie was a devout Catholic. She lived her faith in her various roles as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family called her by many names of endearment ..."Mom," "Mama," "Mummsie," "Grandma," "Grandma Roses, " "Maw Maw Rose" and "RoRo." She was in a loving marriage for over 36 years with her devoted husband Walter. They were very active members of Corpus Christi Parish in Jennings, MO for over 40 years. RoseMarie enjoyed working with the children at Corpus Christi grade school. She was a dedicated "candy lady," cafeteria worker, and after school care attendant. She was beloved by her co-workers and school children alike. In 2009, she moved to Saint Peters, MO. to retire at the Wyndham Park Community. She immediately found a new church family at All Saints Catholic Church. Over the last 10 years, she shared many special friendships and enjoyed many events in the Wyndham Community daily. Overall, her greatest gift to those who knew her was her ability to make each person feel individually important and special in her life. Her Legacy is Love.
Rose Marie is survived by her children, Barbara (Tom) Mentzer, Christine (Dennis Sr.) Campbell, Phillip Graczyk, James (Mary) Graczyk, Christopher (Laura) Graczyk, William (Lynn) Graczyk, and Angela T Graczyk; She will be greatly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family members, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Stanley Graczyk, father, Joseph Nachefski; and mother, Rozalia Penkala-Nachefski.
Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at All Saints Catholic Church, 5 McMenamy Rd, Peters, Missouri 63376. A funeral mass will begin at 10:00 am at All Saint Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 5239 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115.
Memorial contributions in Rose Marie's name may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, or St. Vincent De Paul at All Saints Catholic Church, 5 McMenamy Rd, Peters, Missouri 63376.