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Rose M. Moats

Thursday, October 10,2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday October 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Rose M. Moats, 70, of  Keedysville, MD, passed away, Monday, October 7, 2019, at her home.

Born Friday, June 10, 1949 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Richard Nelson Churchey and Ida Mae "Betty" (Smith) Churchey.

She attended North Hagerstown High School Class of 1967. She was of the Protestant faith. She was a member of Clopper-Michael Auxiliary Unit 10 in Boonsboro, MD. Rose held many store clerk, waitress, and short order cook positions in the Hagerstown and Boonsboro areas. She was well-known for her lengthy employment at Crawford's Confectionary. Her favorite pastime was as a Longaberger consultant. She was proud to present breast cancer baskets to breast cancer survivors sponsored by local businesses and individuals. 

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Ronald F. Moats, Sr.; daughter, Stefanie L. Coulter and husband Chad of Keedysville, MD; son, Ronald F. Moats, Jr. of Hagerstown, MD; Grandchildren, Kiersten Lee Coulter and Brooks Michael Coulter both of Keedysville, MD; sister, Theresa M Flook and husband Ronnie of Hagerstown, MD; two brothers, Edward "Oscar" N. Churchey and wife Fran of Hagerstown, MD, Robert E. "Bobby" Churchey and wife Vicky of Panama City, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul R. "PeeWee" Churchey and sister-in-laws, Shirley (Bellomo) Churchey and Gloria (Eichelberger) Churchey.

Services will be held Friday, October 11, 2019, at 10:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Thomas Fralin officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Doey's House c/o Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742..

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

My deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Rose. May God take her and protect her.

Carole Colvin
Boonsboro, Maryland

You will be missed dearly you were loved by many people now ur flying high with Albert Hawks (lol) . Love u ALWAY'S & FOREVER. We will see each other again one day. Christine I Norris Hawks

Christine I Norris Hawks
Hagerstown, Maryland

Ronnie so very sorry to have learned about your lost. My prayers are with you and your family.

Joseph Sacchet
HagerstownHagerstown, Maryland

So so sorry, but glad she is in a place where she is in comfort. Though we haven't seen Rose for a while, we will miss her. Butch God bless you for all you did. Love Ted & Judy King

Ted & Judy King
Mrytle Beach, SC

To Ron and the children we express our sincere condolences. May Rose RIP. Tom and Linda

Tom and Linda Mauk
McKinney, Texas

I'm glad Rose liked me . If she didn't , she would tell you , and RON COULD JUST SMILE ! We're sorry about our lost . Thank you Ron , for being such a great Partner .


So very sorry to hear about Rose. She had a heart of gold and could make you laugh until you cried. May the wonderful memories she leaves behind help her family and friends during this difficult time. Soar high with the angels Rose❤️❤️❤️

Debbie Leyh
Hagerstown, Maryland

So sorry for the loss of this sweet, funny soul! I sure will miss seeing her riding in the car, out the driveway with Ron! You guys sure kept on the go, even after she became ill! She brought a lot of smiles to many people! She may be gone from this life, but never forgotten! Rose is with God now, and enjoying her eternal life! Till we meet again sweet Lady! Ray Harner

Ray Harner
Keedysville, Maryland

Dear Ron and family, My mother and I wish to express our condolences. We hope you are able to hold each other close through this difficult time. May the memories you share help to give you peace. Many prayers and love to all of you. Dotty and Barb

Barbara Wallace Pottorff
Hagerstown , MD

My heart and prayers go out to the family during this sorrow times. I was blessed to know Rose and spend time with her on our trips to Ohio. Her ( spunky spitfire) attitude along with her humor made Rose who she was. Always thinking of others along with her family. My daughter's middle name is Rose, after Rose. She was one of kind and I will always remember her. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl DeGrange
Hagerstown, MD

Butch, Rose was definitely one of a kind, and she had an infectious personality. Her attitude in life was simple, and she always spoke her mind. "Yeah Daddy" is a phrase I will always remember. She was so lucky to have a family, who, without hesitation, took care of her every need. There's no greater love that speaks so loudly. God bless you all.

Kimmy Lewis Hildebrand
Boonsboro, Maryland

Ronnie & Family: I am so sorry to hear of Rose's passing. She was a feisty woman and a good friend while Steve & I lived on Red Hill Road. Our condolences to you and the rest of the family.

Celia Palmer
Williamsport, MD

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Rose was one of a kind and will be missed by so many. I can see her in heaven now with the rest of the crew at the "Table of Knowledge" Hugs and prayers of comfort ❤

Tammy Poffenberger
Boonsboro , Maryland

Mr.Moats, Sorry for your loss and praying GOD will comfort you, plus your family during this time. Our deepest sympathy for the Moats family. PSALMS 23

David Gunter
Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Ron I can say without a doubt that I had more fun playing bingo and tip jars with Rose than anyone else I knew. She made me laugh and caused me more joy than I can express. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Betty & Ron Burker
Sharpsburg, Md

Our sincerest condolences to all. May you find comfort in the days ahead as you share in the fun memories each of you share. Rose was truly one of a kind. A real gem.

Tonja Whipp Ryan
Martinsburg, WV

My deepest condolences and sympathies go out to you and the family. I pray God gives you peace and assurance during this difficult time. God Bless Stephen Nikirk Jr.

Stephen Nikirk Jr.
Boonsboro, Maryland

Rose was such a fun loving lady. I know her family was the most important part of her life and she loved you all so very much. May The Lord help you through this time of sadness because I know a piece of your hearts are with her in heaven. God Bless all.

Larry and Linda Burker

Ron & Family We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Rose. You & your family will be in our thoughts & prayers. Rose was one of a kind. She will be terribly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. May God bring you peace, comfort & strength to you & your family in the coming days ahead. ❤️

Breeze & Trisha Benner
Sharpsburg , Md

Ron and family, my thoughts and prayers are with at this very difficult time. May you find peace in knowing Rose is at peace and no longer suffering. Cherish the memories. I am so sorry for your loss.

Gina Smith Moss
Boonsboro, Md

my thoughts and prayers go out to the family rose was an incredible woman she taught me so much when we worked at k&m together she was my absolute favorite I loved to work with her but what I loved most was just sitting and talking to her she was a joy to be around with a great sense of fun ill miss ya rosebud

erin ferrell
keedysville, md

Steph,Chad,Kiersten, and Brooks we are so sorry for the loss of Rose sending you our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

Kim Coulter and Mark
Knoxville , Md

We have so many memories of Rose. She was always the highlight of any party or gathering. She will be missed by anyone who had the luck to have friended her. It is very sad to lose such and good friend but it was a pleasure to have known her for what seems like forever. Goodbye Rose our friend. Roc/Faye.

Ronny&Faye Waters
Sharpsburg , Md.

Rest easy Rosie thanks for all the fun bus trips we shared . My best memory was when you helped my daughter dress up like Rosie the waitress for Halloween the final touch was your cigarette. Prayers to the family

Melody Lescalleet
Boonsboro, Md

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