Rose Marie Morrissey

Rose M. Morrissey, 83, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Lutheran Living.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at the Muscatine American Legion.  Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for Rose’s family and the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Rose’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Rose Marie Morrissey was born on February 20, 1936, in Muscatine, Iowa the daughter of Robert and Marie (Watkins) Morrissey.  Rose graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from Marycrest College.  She began her teaching career in Montpelier and then spent a year teaching in a one-room schoolhouse at North Star School.  She later went on to teach in the Buffalo school system for another 38 years.  She attended Lincoln Blvd Baptist Church and was a member of both the Eagles and Moose Lodge.  Rose enjoyed playing bingo, casinos and loved children devoting her career to children’s education.

Rose will be deeply missed by her sisters, Shirley Morrissey and Patricia “Pat” Morrissey both of Muscatine; sister-in-law, Barb Brown of Oklahoma; two nephews, Mike Morrissey and Mark Morrissey; great-nieces and nephews, Mike Hatfield, Tabby Hatfield, Michael Morrissey, and Micky Morrissey; great-great-nephew, Brycen Robert Hatfield and several cousins.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Morrissey and niece Melody Morrissey.