Patty “Joan” Rose, age 88, of Marion went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 3:55 PM from the DeWolfe Place. She was born on January 19, 1935 in Henryetta, Oklahoma to the late Claridon E. Southern and Lillie Priscilla (Stowers) Jackson. Joan married William Bryan Rose in Seminole, OK. On November 14, 1951 and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2005 in Marion, OH. Marrying young, Joan & Bill moved frequently to go where the work was, from Oklahoma to Colorado, back to Oklahoma, back to Colorado & Ohio Joan made every house a home. Taking care of her family was her priority. She was always cleaning, (no shoes in the house), mending or cooking, seldom sitting down to relax during the day. Her home cooked meals were the best! Joan made it all look easy.
Growing up, being the oldest daughter, Joan helped her Mama raise her brothers & sisters and always loved them dearly. They were always in her heart. The lifelong homemaker is survived by a son, Darrell (Debra Jean) Rose of Marion, OH., a daughter, Linda Gayle (Craig) Robinson of Marion, OH., a sister, Patricia (Benny) Morgan of Muskogee, OK., four grandchildren, Kim (Jake) Reynolds, Julie Robinson, Tim (Jennifer) Robinson, & Kyle (Tiffany) Rose, and fourteen great grandchildren. Joan was the driving force for her family. She could be tough, but if she loved you she loved you with all her heart. Her generosity to family was exceptional. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William, four brothers, Billy, Jimmy, Buster, & Gary Southern, and two sisters, Shirley Woods & Sue Tibbs.
Joan’s faith in God stayed with her until the end. As a young girl her father, Earl, planted the seed by taking her and her older brother to church, praying at meals and telling them about Jesus. Those seeds grew to bring Joan into Jesus’ arms as she passed. She will forever be loved & remembered.
Friends may call at the Trinity Baptist Church on Friday, April 28th, 2023, from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM. Pastor Daniel McCoy will be conducting the funeral service with burial to follow in the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the youth organizations of the Trinity Baptist Church. “A Special Thank You” to the people at the DeWolfe House and Capital City Hospice for their compassionate care.
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