Rose Mary Langland

Rose Mary Langland, 78, of Columbia passed away April 20, 2015 at home.  A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, May 9th at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia.
Rose Mary was born to Guy and Blanche Roberts on June 8, 1936.  She married Roger Langland on March 16, 1963 while serving as a short-term missionary nurse in Lahore, Pakistan.
Rose Mary received a BS degree in nursing at the University of Kansas and a MS degree in nursing at MU.  She taught gerontological nursing at MU and was the staff nurse during the early years of the Adult Day Connection at MU.  She was a life-long member of Missouri United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Gwen Langland of Columbia, Robin Batt of Jacksonville, FL; one son, Lance (Mindy) Langland of Houston, TX; one brother, Roger (Sandy) Roberts of Albuquerque, NM as well as three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missouri United Methodist Church music fund, the United Methodist Women for Missions or the Gurucharri Foundation that helps local cancer patients.


  1. Terry Hulett on April 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Thinking about you and your family. I have pleasant memories of the Roberts family.

  2. Julie Warnken Brown, BSN, RN, CAPA, CPAN on April 22, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Mrs. Langland was my very first nursing instructor at the University Of Missouri School of Nursing 35 years ago. She taught me to respect my patients no matter how old they were or how sick they were. Because of her I have always called my patients Mr. or Mrs. or Ms. I frequently get asked why I call my patients such formal names and I always reply because of Mrs. Langland.
    I thank her for teaching me how to be a caring professional. She had the patience of a saint. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Jim and Marsha Miller on April 23, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Gwen and Family:

    We were so sorry to hear of Rose Mary’s
    death on Monday. Our sympathy to
    you and all your family. We will be in touch. All our love.

    Marsha & Jim Miller

  4. Pat Sternberg on April 23, 2015 at 8:38 am

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing Gwen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Sharon Boland on April 25, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I am sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Sharon Boland

  6. Donna Ruder on April 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Dear Gwen,
    We were so sorry to hear about your mom. I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Donna, Carolyn and Linda Ruder

  7. Dolores Palmer, RN on April 30, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I have known Rose Mary since childhood. We graduated in the same class at Tarkio High School. Even though we went to different nursing schools we kept in touch all our lives. Our mothers were also lifetime friends. At my wedding Rose Mary played the violin and Blanche Roberts was the organist. I am so sorry I cannot attend the memorial service because of my own health issues. Am keeping all the family in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

  8. Jim and Lois Powell on April 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Sorry to hear about Rose Mary’s passing. She was a classmate at
    Tarkio High School. Our prayers to the family. She was a great lady.

  9. Jim Freeman on May 4, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Rose Mary was one of the smartest and easy going persons that I knew in high school. Every one in the THS class of 1954 looked up to and admired Rose Mary.

  10. Nancy Jamison Monachino on May 5, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Dear family of Rose Mary, please accept my deepest sympathies over the loss of my classmate and old friend. She was a wonderful woman and will be sorely missed by us all. I will always remember the quiet, wise and peaceful demeanor she shared with us all. Rest in peace old friend…..

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