Rosa Moss, 55, died peacefully, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, surrounded by her family
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Surviving are three children, Emily, Hannah and Ben Moss, all of Morley; her special friend, David Dirks, Anamosa; her extended family, Becky (Bryan) Woodward, Palo, Leo Kostiha, Anamosa, Tammy Luchtenburg, Anamosa, Darlene (Lee) Schmidt, Marion, Kenny Bancroft, Cedar Rapids, Lloyd Roling, Solon, Rusty Roling, New York City, and Daniel (Tamara) Roling, Tenn.; and a special friend and surrogate daughter, Kristina Rundle. She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant son, Joshua Moss, and her children’s father, Jeff Moss in 2014.
Rosa Lee Kostiha was born Jan. 23, 1964, in Anamosa. She was the daughter of Leo and Darlene Smith, Kostiha. Rosa graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools in 1982. She had worked as a clerk in a video store in Mount Vernon, as a Special Care Worker at Hallmark Care Center and as florist. For the past 20 years, she was the custodian of the Mount Vernon and Anamosa United Methodist Church’s.
Rosa loved her children and her next love was animals of all sorts, especially her princess “miniature” 225-pound pot belly pig, Lola, that she would dress up for any and all occasions. Rosa also dearly loved her dogs Beau and Moses. When Lola became ill the Mount Vernon Methodist Church organized a prayer chain for her. Rosa had been a volunteer at Wapsi Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. When she wasn’t taking care of children or pets, she loved to run, listen to music and work with flowers.