Edna S. Rose, 83, formerly of Piedmont, Mo., died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the Lutheran Home-Assisted Living East in Cape Girardeau, where she had resided more than a year.
Mrs. Rose was born June 27, 1924, near Des Arc, Mo., the daughter of Hansford and Millie (Jackson) Miller, who preceded her in death.
A resident of Piedmont for more than 40 years, Mrs. Rose attended Flat River Junior College and obtained a teaching certificate. She taught in several one-room schools in Wayne and Iron counties. She retired as office manager of Brown Shoe Co. factory in Piedmont. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont more than 50 years.
She was married in 1943 to Ruben Sullivan. In 1950 she was married to Emil S. Rose, who died Nov. 21, 1996. She also was preceded in death by a son, David J. Rose, a brother and three sisters.
She is survived by her son, R. Joe Sullivan (Marge) of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Esther Collier of Burlington, Iowa, (formerly of Piedmont); a stepson, Ardith Rose (Kese) of Trenton, Mich.; two grandsons, Jason Sullivan of Boston and Brendan Sullivan of Dublin, Ireland; a stepgrandson, Dan Rose; several great-stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel in Piedmont, followed by memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Meadows Cemetery in the Brushy Creek community near Des Arc.