Rose A. Scheid, 80

September 17, 2020

Rose A. Scheid, 80, of Lancaster, entered eternal rest on September 17, 2020. She was born at home in Martic Forge, the 14th of 15 children (the youngest of the 10 who survived childhood) to Jacob H and Clara F (Groff) Aukamp. She died peacefully at her home with family at her bedside. She was known to have nine lives and finally used the last one.

She attended a one room school through eighth grade, Red Hill School. Despite what you may have heard, she did not walk both ways uphill. Her high school years were at Penn Manor High School. The yearbook quote “though she be but little, she is fierce” described her throughout her life.

During her teen years she worked in the notions department at McCrory’s in Lancaster as well as babysitting jobs. After she married, she was the ultimate mother and homemaker, returning to the work force after her divorce, working at the Jay Group and finally in customer service at the Bank of Lancaster County until her retirement.

She enjoyed roller skating in her younger years, and it has been told that she was quite skilled. She developed a love of reading early in life and was quite an avid reader; eventually convinced to read on her Kindle instead of holding larger books. She spent hours working on puzzles. She will be remembered for her cooking and baking, and some of her recipes call for just the right amount of an ingredient which she determined by the taste test. She loved to be surrounded by her flowers. She enjoyed traveling and spent many vacations at the beaches. Above all else was her love of family and friends and spending time with them. Babysitting her grandchildren was a joy for her. She was the hostess for many family and friend gatherings.

She has been a member of St Anthony’s in Lancaster for the past 56 years, where she was a regular at mass, always sitting in the same general area on the left side of the church until the more recent years.

She is survived by her 5 children: Dr. Vicky Scheid (Geoffrey Long), West Grove, PA; Harry “Butch” II (Alicia Pfautz), Lititz; Anthony (Sharon Nolt), New Holland; Perry (Wendy Fitzkee), Lititz; and Cynthia Charles (Dwayne), Lancaster. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren (Alexander and Kaitlyn Long; Dr. Christopher, Matthew, and Andrew Scheid; Kirsten Vavreck and Kyle Scheid, Cheryl Marchuck and Christa Hotchkiss), 4 great grandchildren, a brother Paul Aukamp, Lancaster, sisters K. Ruth Aukamp, Columbia and Florence Hess, Washington Boro, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers: Ernest Aukamp and Charles Aukamp and her sisters: Elsie Kabino, Josephine Hamby, Clara Aukamp, and Mabel Zeckman as well as 5 other sibings that died during early childhood.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12PM on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17602. Interment will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends will be received from 6-8PM on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. Covid-19 precautious will be followed.

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September 29, 2020

Dear Family,  
We are so sorry to hear of the illness and passing of Rose.  We were long time neighbors and enjoyed getting together with her and talking about everything!  She spoke of all of you fondly!  My mother, Martha, enjoyed her as well.  They spent many times talking together too.  May Rose rest in peace and enjoy the reunion with those who have gone before.  We are praying you will be surrounded with God’s comforting love.
Karen and Ken Crouse

September 25, 2020

Vicky, Butch, Tony, Perry, and Cindy,
My condolences to the loss of your mother. May you always carry her loving heart, laughter, and stubbornness, within yourselves. Rose was always so friendly and approachable, and in every conversation, her pride shone through as she conversed about what you, and your children/grand-children where up to at any given stage of life. She was always a joy to be with, and I will always remember her beautiful smile and hearty laughter. I’m so happy for you all, and proud of her, for taking control in choosing how she would depart this world. The girl had moxie! May you always find peace in the many memories she’s created with you.
Carla Miller

September 23, 2020

Dear Vicky, Butch, Tony, Perry & Cindy,
May the peace of our Lord Christ Jesus be with you and your families during this difficult time. I am thankful my Aunt Rose has run the race well and is happily in her heavenly home.
We are unable to be with you this weekend, but know that we are certainly with you in spirit. God bless you all!
Love Always, Kurt & Angela

September 23, 2020

Rosie, so beautiful inside out and outside in.  Thoughts and wonderful memories of her will live in our hearts forever.  Much love, Mary Jo Scheid and Family

September 21, 2020

I knew of Rose before I worked at the operation center of the bank of lanc co. She left the bank before I retired in 2003. I remember many days walking over to her dept. to just chat briefly, what a sweet lady I got to know. My sympathy goes to the family members that I know, Paul Aukamp, my classmate’s husband, and a very special former co-worker and friend Alicia Scheid. Sincerely, Dorie Sourbeer Kemp. 

September 20, 2020

sorry to hear about Rose’s passing
james scheid

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