October 1, 1932 ~ November 7, 2015
Rosalee Ruth McCoy was born October 1, 1932 at Wellington Kansas. She was the second child born to Fred J. and Olive (Babcock) McCoy. Rosalee grew up in Wellington with her siblings, Mary Marcelyn, Fred Elwyn and Kenneth Edwin. She attended Wellington High School graduating with the Class of 1950.
Rosalee met Leonard Earl Webster who had returned from WW2 and returned to Wellington. They were married October 15, 1950 and made their home in Wellington. After marriage, Rosalee went to work for the telephone company as an operator. Four children were born to Leonard and Rosalee: Cathy Lynne, Brad William, Jeffrey Lee and Randall Earl. After Cathy was born Rosalee quit her job and stayed home to raise her family. In 1956, the young family moved to Wichita where Leonard worked for a produce company. The family returned to Wellington in 1960 and Leonard started a new produce company.
Leonard died suddenly of heart attack in December 1967. Rosalee became a single mom and continued raising her children in Wellington.
In December 1969, thru a mutual friend Melva Schalk, Rosalee was introduced to Bob Shoffner. And after a long courtship of ten days, the couple was engaged and two months later, Rosalee married Bob on February 28, 1970. Bob had four children Jim, Jeff, Laurie and Frank. The newlyweds settled in Bob's Caldwell home and they combined their families. Bob's employment at American Products forced Bob, Rosalee, Frank, Jeff and Randy to move to Spearville Kansas where they lived for many years. During those years, Rosalee worked at the Spearville Hospital and started crocheting blankets.
Bob and Rosalee moved to Dodge City in the summer of 1982 and shortly after Rosalee began work for Ford County Register of Deeds office. She worked there 16 years until she retired.
When Bob and Rosalee retired, at the suggestion of Randy, they built a home in Caldwell and moved there. They enjoyed traveling often and also purchased a home in Grove Ok. They loved to entertain at both homes and had many friends who came to visit. Whenever Bob would say "Let 's go," Rosalee would say okay and off they would go. They celebrated 42 years of marriage.
Bob died March 2012 and Rosalee continued to live in Caldwell. She enjoyed bus tours and traveling to visit relatives. She was a member of the Drury Star EHU, Caldwell UMC, and hosted Tuesday Morning Bible Study for a year. She enjoyed her good friends and neighbors and her time at Friendship Meals.
Rosalee suffered a stroke in March 2015. After 5 months in rehabilitation hospitals, and hard work, she was able to come back home with the caring assistance of Dawn Haverly. She was able to spend a few hours at the County Fair in August. Soon after, she was hospitalized in Wichita and was never able to come back to her home. Rosalee died Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, she was 83 years old.
Rosalee was preceded in death by her parents Fred J. and Olive McCoy; brother Dr. Kenneth Edwin McCoy; husbands Leonard Webster and Bob Shoffner; and son Brad. She is survived by children Cathy (James) Justice , Edmond Ok ; Jeff (Debbie) Webster, Van Alstyne Tx; Randall Webster, Wichita; Jim Shoffner, Tulsa Ok; Jeff Shoffner, Spring Hill, Ks; Dr. Laurie (Dr. John) Coyner, Wichita; Frank (Susan) Shoffner, Wichita. Rosalee had 15 grandchildren, 11 great - grandchildren, one great-great-grand child, sister Mary Marcelyn Deets, Beloit, Ks; brother Fred Elwyn McCoy, Fair Oaks Ca. and good neighbors Madge Volvaka, and Tex Blackburn.
The family expresses gratitude to the caring friends, and neighbors who have been encouraging and helpful to Rosalee in the last few years.
Funeral services for Rosalee will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, Nov.12, in the United Methodist Church of Caldwell with Pastor Jacob Maforo officiating. Interment will follow in the Caldwell City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in memory of Rosaleee to Life Care Center of Wichita or the United Methodist Church and left in care of the mortuary.
In deepest Sympathy
Phil and Debbie... - 11/09/2015
May you all find comfort from your sorrow in knowing that we understand and care. Sending prayers to all of your family.
Phil and Debbie Goplin and family
Condolences to Rosalee's family
Del & Beth Lee - 11/11/2015
Bob and I (Del) were good friends since 1986 in Dodge City and spent a lot of time together after retirement. Rosalee managed to tolerate the two of us with good nature, what with all of Bob's teasing.
We are thankful that they were able to enjoy numerous trips and tours, and enjoyed family and friends so much.
Kathy Shoffner Getz - 11/12/2015
I am so sorry that I won't be able to attend Aunt Rosalee's service today but I will certainly keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!! I played the piano at Uncle Bob and Aunt Rosalee's wedding but don't remember that their courtship was so short. :) My husband, Bob, and I only knew each other 3 months before we married and it's been 43 years so it just shows you it doesn't take long to know it's the right one!! :) I remember Aunt Rosi always feeding us either in Caldwell or Grove AND she always took pictures!! I'm sure you all will enjoy her life's journey through those pictures!!! I also smile when I see plastic flowers because of Aunt Rosi's love for them!!! :)
Much love to all of you!