Rose P. (Kostelecsky) Battista

March 17, 1941 - September 2, 2015

03/17/1941 - 09/02/2015

Past Services

Visitation
Monday September 07, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Visitation
Monday September 07, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday September 08, 2015
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Tuesday September 08, 2015
10:00 am
St. James Catholic Church
326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040
Directions

Rose P. (Kostelecsky) Battista, 74, of Benwood, WV, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV.
She was born March 17, 1941 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Alice (Storm) Kostelecsky.
Rose was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, homemaker and a former employee of Cook United and Rinks Department Store.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jo (Tim) Holloway.
Rose is survived by her Husband of 51 years, Richard “Dick” Battista of Benwood; daughter Denise Battista of Imperial, PA; brother, Joseph (Carolyn) Kostelecsky of Sherrard, WV; three sisters, Martha Tucker of Middlebourne, WV, Jane Ellen (Steve) Randolph of Inwood, WV and Brenda (Bernie) Doyle of Moundsville, WV; two dear friends, Cathy (Zelic) Winzenreid and Janice (Sparachane) Zelewicz and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday, September 7, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street., McMechen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang serving as celebrant.
Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions can be made to Valley Hospice at 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
On-line condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com

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Ted "TL" Lander
6 years ago

Dick, I am so sorry for your lost. Rosie was a great person and always had a smile for you. I pray she will rest in peace. God bless you Pal. TL (a old friend from Yesteryears in Benwood}

Mick and June (Bogers) Franko
6 years ago

We will hold on to all of our good memories of our special classmate Rosie, from our years at Center McMechen Grade School and Union High School. Our sincere sympathy to all of you, her family members. May God bless each of you.

Henry Skvarka
6 years ago

My condolences to you Dick and your daughter and other members of your family.
Rose a very kind and sweet lady will surely be missed . God has granted her eternal rest.
Henry Skvarka

Shellee Persinger
6 years ago

You are already missed. We love you, Aunt Rosie.

Love,
Shellee, Ally, and Chad

Millie Good
6 years ago

My dear friend I will miss our talks, laughs, and cries. You will always be in my heart, now go with God . All my love to your family! Love you always

Sharon Defibaugh Dunlap
6 years ago

Rose was a classmate in the class of 1959 from UHS. As someone posted, she was one of the sweetest, kindest person. We went to school together from first grade until graduation in 1959. My sincere sympathy to Rose’s family.

Velma Storm Lowmiller
6 years ago

I pray that Rosie’s family has comfort and peace in their hearts knowing that she is at rest and has become one of God’s Angels to look over us. To know her was to love her.

Karen Green
6 years ago

i will always remember Rose as one of the sweetest, kindest, and funniest. Her smile could lite up a room. There are people that you come in contact with in life and even though I didn’t get to know her like I wish I would have she left a mark on me. A beautiful soul and I’m very sad. I know her suffering is over and she’s resting in the arms of the Lord.

Sly
6 years ago

My favorite VISUAL memory: Meeting Rosie for the first time. Denise was having surgery and I was there to help out a bit. I met Dick and Rose at the hospital. It was the same as when I met Denise (or maybe because I love her so) that I fell in love with Rose immediately. Then as she tottered over to greet me, I had to giggle. I could see the same little steps, tiny hands, smiling eyes and I knew I was looking at Denise a few decades from that moment. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! As I got to know Rosie better, I grew to love her even more. We exchanged Christmas cards and tiny things, but the best thing Rosie and I shared is the same thing I share with Denise. I don’t call Dee my sistah for nothing. See you on the flip-side Rosie. Love you ~Sly