August 13, 1918 — May 25, 2012
Louise Elizabeth Rooney, 93, of Fairview, Kansas was called to her eternal home on Friday, May 25, 2012. She was born on the family farm near Hiawatha, Kansas on August 13, 1918. She was the daughter of German immigrants, Richard Puvogel and Ida Mae (Brandt) Puvogel. Louise attended Union School District #24 country school that was 2.5 miles south of Hiawatha, Kansas and later worked as a clerk at the Bierer Clothing Store in Hiawatha, Kansas.
In 1943 she was united in marriage to Eddie Lee Rooney at San Louis Obispo, California. The couple returned to Fairview, Kansas and they began their farming career. Six children were born to this union.
Her life as a farmer’s wife entailed preparing countless meals that she delivered to husband, Eddie Lee, as he worked in the fields. She worked side by side with him milking cows, raising pigs, and feeding chickens. As a homemaker Louise kept busy managing the home and raising her children. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning vegetables, and sewing. Louise loved to play Bingo and she attended many household auctions. Her favorite hobby was collecting miniature shoes. Caring for her family while living on the farm were the happiest years of her life.
She was a member of the Delaware Baptist Church and the Fairview Civics Club.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Eddie Lee Rooney; a son, Michael Lee Rooney; a grandson, James Wayne Carreno. She is survived by her children, Richard Rooney and his wife, Anna of Fairview; Patricia Ann Carreno and her husband, Tony of Topeka, Dianna Kay Garber and her husband, Randy of Sabetha; Karen Rooney-Cuevas and her husband, Ignacio of Topeka and Sharon Marino and her husband, James of Fernandina Beach, Florida; two brothers, Paul Puvogel of Horton and Raymond Puvogel of Hiawatha and 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. A visitation will be from 2:00 to service time at the funeral home. Interment will be made in the Isely Cemetery north of Fairview. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nemaha County Home Health & Hospice or the Fairview Community Center sent in care of the funeral home.