In Memory of

Phyllis C. Cosgrove

December 10, 1916 - March 27, 2017
Phyllis Catherine (Smith) Cosgrove, was born December 10, 1916 on a farm near Elgin, NE to Joseph Smith and Margaret Ann Baum Smith. Phyllis attended school in Raeville, NE and graduated from Elgin High School in 1934. After working in Nebraska and attending National Business Training School (NBT) in Sioux City, Phyllis moved to Cherokee and was employed at Cherokee State Bank from 1941-1951. Phyllis was married to Leo Cosgrove in 1950 and they lived on the Cosgrove Brothers farm near Meriden. Leo passed away on February 10, 1986. Phyllis was also preceded in death by her sister, Marie Schrad, and an infant sister, Helen Rose. Phyllis served on the Red Cross board, was a 4-H leader for 10 years, president of the local Catholic Daughters of America, gave book reviews for 15 years and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Phyllis cared for her Aunt Pat and Uncle Earl Shulters for 11 years. Survivors include niece, Kathy Cosgrove Green of Fort Collins, Colorado and nephew, Mike Cosgrove of Dallas, TX and their families as well as nieces and nephews; Rosemary Heying and David Schrad of Petersburg, NE, Kenneth Schrad of Elkhart, Indiana, and Carol Jean Schleffler of Albion, NE; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee
Father Dan Guenther
Robert Ferris Ron Berg Mike Bechtel Pat Viek Chuck Heying Brian Scheffler
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and again at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary conducted by the Catholic Daughters and a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“We were so sorry to learn of Phyllis' death. She was a very special, caring and loving person. Please accept our condolences at this difficult time, and rest assured prayers are being uttered for the family.”
- Glen-Judi Kalvelage
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Jim and I and our family send you our deepest sympathy. I really enjoyed that Cosgrove family get together and hearing about family ancestry from you and Phyllis and about your trip to Ireland Kathy. God bless your family, and everlasting peace to Phyllis. ”
- Jim and Diane Lang Ruden
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“By means of his Kingdom, God will restore our earth to the condition he intended for it, "and death will be no more." (Revelation 21:3, 4) Is that speaking of life in heaven or on earth? For something to "be no more," it had to be there in the first place. But death has never existed in heaven. Logically, then, that verse refers to what will happen on earth, where we were meant to live and where we yearn to be with our loved ones. The Bible also reveals that the dead will be brought back to life and reunited with their loved ones here on earth.--John 5:28, 29; Ps 37:11,29. "As for the heavens, they belong to Jehovah, but the earth he has given to the sons of men."--Psalm 115:16. So you and the family can get more comfort my email and my text 919-561-8472.
- Debbie c Terwilliger
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