Rosemary Coblentz

Rosemary Marie Coblentz

1927 - 2020

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Obituary of Rosemary Marie Coblentz

Rosemary Marie “Rosie” Coblentz, 93 longtime resident of Oxford, died Saturday, December 26, 2020, a the Lantern Park Specialty Care Center in Coralville. Rosemary Marie Stratton was born October 6, 1927, in rural Johnson County, Iowa the daughter of Milo and Mary (Yenter) Stratton. She graduated from Cosgrove High School in 1947 and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. On February 5, 1950 she was united in marriage to David Coblentz in Iowa City. The couple resided in Oxford where they raised their family. In addition to caring for her family she worked at area restaurants including the Lark Supper Club and Sleepy Hollow before starting work at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Central Sterilizing Department retiring in 1989 after 15 years of service. Rosie enjoyed the simple things in her life, the love of her family, quilting, reading, playing cards, watching TV, going to the casino, supporting the Chicago Cubs and supporting the Oxford American Legion Auxiliary. Her family includes her children, Patsy Johnson, Sandra Cox (Jerry), Debra Harland (Tim), James Coblentz (Marisa), Duane Coblentz (Jodie) and Joyce Disterhoft (Bryan); 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, sister-in-law, Betty Stratton; cousin, Margaret Probasco and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, David; grandson, Tony Coblentz; 3 brothers, Russell, Jack and Ray Stratton. A time to gather to celebrate Rosemary’s life will be held from 9 to 11am Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Oxford United Methodist Church. Private burial services will be at the Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to the Oxford First Responders or the Oxford American Legion Auxillary. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @

Gathering of Family and Friends

9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Oxford United Methodist Church
200 E. Main Street
Oxford, Iowa, United States