December 19, 2016


Rosalie M. Doyle, 86, of Carroll, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Lake City.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City with Father Lynn Bruch as celebrant.  Music for the Mass will be by Bill Albright as soloist and Ryan Dahlby-Albright as accompanist. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Lake City.  Lector for the Mass will be Jack Waters. Eucharistic minister will be Peggy Scanlan.  Gift bearers will be Bob and Cari Waters. Casket bearers will be Tom Grantham, Katie Grantham, Ryan Dahlby-Albright, Allison Ringgenberg, Zachary Nutter, Brody Telfer and Dennis Meredith.  Honorary casket bearers will be Jim Jensen, Adam Zimmerman and Matt Pierce.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Rose’s family at

Born July 12, 1930, at Esbon, Kansas, she was a daughter of John and Mary Ellen (Kelliher) Doyle. She grew up on the farm in Kansas until she was 10 years old when her family moved to Nebraska.  Rose graduated from St. Cecilia High School in Hastings, Nebraska, in 1947.  Following high school, Rose entered Carmelite Order of Nuns. She served in England and was Mother Superior of an orphanage near London.  She returned to the states in the early ’90s and lived in Rhode Island, where she attended nursing school and worked in a nursing home. Upon her retirement, Rose moved to Carroll in 1995.  

She was very talented in the arts and was an accomplished poet. Several of her poems were published, and she received several awards for her poetry. Rose’s family was a very important part of her life, and she was a very caring and loving sister and aunt.   

Rose was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll, the International Society of Poets, the National Society of Poets, New York Literary Guild and the National Nurses Association.

Rose is survived by two sisters: Frances Nutter and Patricia Doyle, both of Lake City; and several nieces and nephews.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers: John, Bernard, Eugene and Robert Doyle.