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Rose Waxler

Rose Waxler

Jun 4th, 1939 - Sep 6th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Jun 4th, 1939
  • Death Date: Sep 6th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Sep 11th, 2021
  • Location: Gettysburg Baptist Church
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Biography: Rose Waxler, born June 4, 1939 in Washington, DC, daughter of devoted God appointed parents, Isadore and Fannie Waxler, originally from Belarus, Russia.  Reborn:  August 6, 1986 in Gettysburg, thru the faithful witness of her spiritual parents, Rev. William G. and Christine Mummert.

She is survived by her supportive long-time sister-in-Christ, Esther Shoemaker, of Gettysburg, her brother Morris Waxler & Carolyn of Madison, WI; nephews:  Jay Waxler & April of Bloomington, IN and Michael Bloom of Wells, ME; nieces:  Rebecca Ramsey & Morgan of Madison WI and Autumn Ewing & Stephen of Lynchburg, VA and a former sister-in-law, Shirley Robertson of Lynchburg, VA.  The Shoemaker family of Gettysburg and beyond: brothers Wayne, Austin, Bill (Jody), Dale (Cheri) and sisters Dee Shuff, Shirley (George) Brown, Lynn (Joe), Mary Ellen Settle and Deb (Tim) Kelley.  As well as all of their children and their families, who called her aunt.  A special mention must be made for dear friends Cheryl, Dakota & Morgan Pittinger.  Especially Cheryl, who gave Rose such loving care during her final hours.

Rose graduated from McKinley Senior High School of Washington, DC, Washington Hospital Center School of Nursing and University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia.  Her real living began in August 1986 when she met her Savior and King, Jesus Christ.  It was then, with a growing delight, that the elements of her Jewish heritage began to become meaningful: with the Shema, the Paschal Lamb, the Temple and O.T. sacrificial system to name a few.  Her earthly life was very imperfect but in God's eyes perfect thru His all consuming love and grace thru His Son.  One of her favorite Bible verses, among many!:  John 6:68"to whom shall I go? You (Jesus) Have the very words of Life."(!).

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sweet sister:  Berneice Cecil Linden Bloom and her husband Irving, her much adored brothers:  Myer, Jack and Ben Waxler; as well as Jean (Shoemaker) Wolfe, Jayne, Walter and Paul Shoemaker, Sr.

Come and celebrate a life redeemed with the very blood of Jesus Christ, Saturday, Sept 11, at 11 A.M. at Gettysburg Baptist Church, 95 Fairview Rd., with the Rev. William G. Mummert officiating.  Viewing is one hour prior to service time. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown with a luncheon to follow at the church.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to church. Online condolences may be shared on

Mandy (Lamboy) Brumgard
Sep 11th, 2021 10:57 am
To one of the very special educators that many of us had the great pleasure of learning from. Her wit and sense of humor was an unforgettable one. I admired her intelligence and humble ways. She made a imprint on many lives, including mine! Nursing went downhill when she retired!!!!!!! My deepest sympathies to all those she held dear.
Rosemary Balkun-Sterner
Sep 10th, 2021 2:21 pm
Esther, I am so very sorry for your loss of Rose. She was a mentor, friend, and a super woman. I was one of her students in the Hanover LPN program. I was in awe of her knowledge and the way she encouraged all of us to be the best nurses we could be. She will truly be missed. May you find comfort in your memories of your time together.
Ellen Beachtel
Sep 9th, 2021 9:00 pm
Esther, i was a student of Rose's, she brought me back where i needed to be with the Lord. I cherished her friendship though we had not spoken in quite some time. We know she is celebrating now.
arlene justice
Sep 9th, 2021 1:15 pm
Esther, So sorry for your loss of Rosie. May you be comforted by the memories of the good times together.

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