Official Obituary of

Rosalie Kingsley

August 23, 1932 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Rosalie Kingsley Obituary

Rosalie Esther Noble Kingsley, 91, of Springfield Township, Columbia Cross Roads, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2024. She was born August 23, 1932 in Coryland, the daughter of Glenn and Berdena Kilgore Noble. She grew up on the Noble homestead farm where she attended the Wells Graded School, and was a member of the Troy High School graduating Class of 1950.

On June 18, 1953, Rosalie married her best friend and classmate Richard (Dick) Kingsley sharing 64 wonderful years together and blessed with four children. As Dick developed the dairy into a well-respected herd of Holstein cattle, Rosalie happily settled into life as a farm wife. She was a devoted, caring, loving wife and mother who supported efforts to improve their dairy, as well as their children’s involvement in school and community activities.

Rosalie was an excellent cook and baker, and took great pride in preparing her family’s meals—constantly revising and trying new recipes. Her meatloaf, casseroles, salads, cinnamon rolls, molasses cookies and pies with flaky crusts were all family favorites. Her cooking contributions to reunions, Grange and farm picnics were always welcomed as evidenced by the empty dishes she took home. She grew a large seasonal garden and was a master at food preservation of jams, jellies, fruits, vegetables, sauces, pickles and relishes, while happily sharing her love of cookbooks and recipes with family and friends.

Rosalie had many creative talents including ceramics, needlepoint, crocheting, chair-caning and converting any collection of materials into a finished project. She enjoyed attending auctions and proclaimed herself “a Collector” with teapots and linens as two of her favorite collectables. She spent time assembling scrapbooks with newspaper articles, event programs and trip brochures. She and Dick enjoyed traveling and photography, with their journeys taking them to many southern, western and New England states.

Rosalie took great joy in the visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and especially enjoyed reading to them when they were young. She loved her many photo albums of family, the seasons and growth of the farm, receiving flowers, and displaying any occasion greeting cards on the dining room table. A variety of music was often playing in her home which ranged from the “Champagne” music of Lawrence Welk to her favorite country artist George Strait. A very special annual event for her was the beauty of her long row of red peonies in the yard that have been blooming every June for nearly 70 years.

Rosalie’s husband Dick passed away August 29, 2017. She is survived by her children: Gilbert (Chris) Kingsley of Maitland, Florida; Ronald (Sandra) Kingsley of Columbia Cross Roads; Roger (Barbara) Kingsley of Columbia Cross Roads; Regena (Kevin) Rosko of Campbell, NY, as well as eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Laurence Kingsley of Milan and Layton (Elizabeth) Kingsley of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters-in-law Doris Kingsley of East Smithfield; Lois Elvidge of Milan and Linda Hardenstine of Milan, along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Rosalie was predeceased by brothers; Austin, Alonzo, Calvin, Lavere and Rexford Noble, and sister Marilyn Noble Jones.

At the family’s request, all services will be private. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in East Smithfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rosalie’s name may be made to the Heritage Village and Farm Museum at 231 Gate 2 Lane, Troy, PA 16947. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

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