Rose Crimmins, nee Stanislawsky, formerly of Tooele, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 94. She was born March 29, 1924, in Sparta, Illinois, to parents Walter and Retta (nee Carney) Stanislawsky.
Rose was a 1942 graduate of Sparta Township High School and married Robert Lee “Pat” Crimmins at St. Mary’s church in Madison, Illinois, on Feb. 11, 1950. Pat was employed as a civilian at the Granite City, Illinois, army depot and Rose as a secretary.
Rose and Pat moved to Tooele, Utah, when Pat was transferred to the Tooele Army Depot in 1969. After Pat died in 1997, she continued to reside in Tooele until health reasons brought her back to St. Louis in 2011. She resided at Friendship Village in Sunset Hills, Missouri, since then.
Over the years she enjoyed her cats, socializing with friends and family, camping, square dancing, golf, volunteering at her church and making people smile. Rose organized Diamond Lil’s Red Hat Society in Tooele. She also enjoyed traveling and trips to the casinos.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Pat, her brother Durward Sigmund “Stan” Stanislawsky, and sister Mary Josephine Eaves. She is survived and loved by numerous nieces and nephews, including Neva (Rick) Sprung, Gail Stanislawsky, Ralph (Gail Ann) Stanislawsky, and Karen (John) Straub.
Burial will be at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, Illinois.