At the age of 18 Rosie began her studies at the Jennie Edmundson School of Nursing. After graduating she worked as a nurse at Jennie for many years. As a matter of fact, she met her future husband, Harley right here at Jennie, while he was one of her patients. Following her career at Jennie she went on to become a school nurse in the Council Bluffs School system. Rosie returned to Jennie in 2010, but this time she returned as a Volunteer. Through her volunteer years she worked mainly in the Gift Shop but also drew upon her nursing skill when supporting the ER and various Health Screenings and Fairs. Rosie was always happy to help out where ever she could.