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Rosemary Kellenberger


Dr. Rosemary Clark Kellenberger, 82, of Ames, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Bethany Manor in Story City.
Born in Knoxville, Iowa, on Jan. 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 Aug. 24, 1957, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. She earned a bachelor's 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 adviser. 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 and Sandra (Jeffrey) Deitering of Lawrence, Kan.; two grandchildren, Jay (Katie) Roltgen of Olathe, Kan., 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 St., Des Moines, IA 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 www.adamssoderstrum.com.