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Rosaline Y. Couser, 75

April 12, 2011

APRIL 30, 1935-APRIL 11, 2011

Rosaline Yvonne "Rosie" Smith Couser, of Hancock, Md., died Monday, April 11, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Lisa Amos, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. She lived to be 75 years of age. Born April 30, 1935, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin M. and Dortha Helen Seavolt Smith.

Rosaline and her parents moved to St. Charles, Mo., in 1948. In 1953, Rosie graduated from St. Charles High School in Missouri. After high school, Rosie worked for Greyhound and Trailways Terminal, the Best Western Hotel and St. Joseph's Health Center, all in St. Louis, Mo.

Rosie and her family returned to Maryland in 2000 after her retirement to live in her grandmother's homestead. It was here that she became a member of Hancock United Methodist Church. As an animal lover, she cared for many strays over the years and became a member of the Humane Society of America.

She is survived by her husband, Martin D. Couser Sr., whom she married Oct. 25, 1958, at Hancock United Methodist Church; one son, Martin D. Couser Jr. of Hancock; one daughter, Lisa Rose Anne Amos of Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren, Ashley Rose, Courtney Elizabeth and Nichols Martin Amos of Berkeley Springs. She was preceded in death by twin sons.

A service will be held Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The Rev. Duane L. Jensen will officiate. Burial will be in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, near Hancock.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society at HSUS, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.

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