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Rose Durkos

February 21, 1937 — May 7, 2020

Rose Marie (Simeon) Durkos, 83, of Hubbard, Ohio passed away on May 7, 2020, after an incredible fight and recovery from a six-week hospital stay. She had three very joyful weeks at home enjoying life and her family before her sudden and unexpected death at home.

She was born to parents Luke and Florence Simeon, on February 21, 1937 at home in Brookfield, Ohio. Rose graduated from Brookfield High School where she was a majorette and thespian. However, her biggest pride was the Mom, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother that she was. There was none better!

She was married to Joseph F. Durkos in 1969. In addition to her husband, Rose is survived by four children, Frank Durkos (Kim), of Hubbard, Yvonne Gahagan (Jim), of Vienna, Ohio, Joe Durkos of Youngstown, Ohio, and John “Skip” Durkos (Bernadette), of Stow, Ohio, and Ernie, the child she raised. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Christopher, John, Yvonne, Gina, Deanna, Tyler, Dylan, Brayden; and four great-grandchildren, Gauge, Brayden, Brodie, and Elliot.

Rose was the oldest of seven. She also leaves behind sisters, Florence McCurdy (Chuck) of Brookfield, Nancy Nelson of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Evelyn Lemos (Lou) of Louisville, Kentucky, Mary Al-Hanif (Paul) of Girard, Ohio, and Luke Simeon (Kim) of Brookfield. Also surviving are son-in-law, Tim Force, of Hubbard, and brother-in-law, Joe Wallace of West Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindi Force; and sister, Shirley Wallace.

Rose was a “Mom” to so many far beyond her own children. Rose was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind so very many beautiful memories to all those she loved and those that loved her. Her outgoing joy and laughter was contagious. Her children are especially proud she was able to overcome her fear of flying; although it was not until she was 79. She could not resist the draw of Las Vegas…twice.

Services will be private for immediate family.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at:

Respectfully submitted by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC of Brookfield.

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