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Rosemary Clark Kellenberger

January 22, 1936 November 1, 2018
Rosemary Clark Kellenberger
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Obituary for Rosemary Clark Kellenberger

Dr. Rosemary Clark Kellenberger, age 82, of Ames, passed away on November 1, 2018 at Bethany Manor in Story City.

Born in Knoxville, Iowa on January 22, 1936, Rosemary was the daughter of Paul and Josephine (Griebenow) Clark. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1953. Rosemary was united in marriage to Gene Victor Kellenberger on August 24, 1957 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Education and Psychology from Iowa State University, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Iowa State University. Gene and Rosemary moved from Cedar Rapids to Ames in 1985. Rosemary was a homemaker most of her life, however, she was employed with Iowa State University retiring as a Computer Science Advisor. She was a member of Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames, Delta Zeta Sorority, Daughters of the American Revolution, and P.E.O. Gene and Rosemary were very active in A.A.U. swimming, where they served as board members and officials.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, Gene of Ames; daughters: Karen (John) Roltgen of Cedar Rapids, Diane (Lee) Akin of Ames, Sandra (Jeffrey) Deitering of Lawrence, KS; two grandchildren: Jay (Katie) Roltgen of Olathe, KS and Sarah Roltgen of Des Moines; and three great-grandchildren: Emma, Leah, and John Roltgen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rosemary’s name to the Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50313-2528.

A private graveside service will be held in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home and online condolences may be left for Rosemary’s family at

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Cemetery Details


Ames Municipal Cemetery Final Resting Place

310 E. 9th Street
Ames, IA 50010

310 E. 9th Street Ames 50010 IA
United States

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