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Donna Rose, 73

January 22, 2013

Donna J. Rose, 73, of South Whitley, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, following a single-car accident in southwest Whitley County.
She was born Feb, 9, 1939, in Whitley County, a daughter of Dwight “Dave” and Dorothy L. (Owen) Goff.
On Feb. 8, 1957, she married Frank Rose. They made their home in Michigan and later Wabash. Following Frank’s death in 1981, Donna moved to South Whitley.
She retired from Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City with many years of service.
A member of Collamer First Church of God, she was active in the church with the many activities, groups, choir and W.H.O. (Women Helping Others). She was an avid sports fan and loyal supporter of Whitko High School football, boys basketball and girls basketball.
Surviving relatives include three children, Carol (Steve) DeLong of Lagro, Mary Richardson and John Rose of Markle; two stepsons, Toby (Sharon) Rose of Uniondale and Rick Rose of Fort Wayne; seven grandsons; seven stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alyce Hackworth and Gayle Hull, both of South Whitley and two brothers, Carl Goff of New Haven and Joe Goff of South Whitley.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, an infant and Joyce Loe.
The funeral service will be held at noon Friday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. The burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Collamer First Church of God.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.

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