Mary Lou Rose

  • Born: January 30, 1933
  • Died: January 22, 2017
  • Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home Cremation Care, Richland Chapel

9170 East D Avenue
Richland, MI 49083

Tel. (269) 629-6022

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Lou Rose, age 83, of Kalamazoo passed away on January 22, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice facility. Mary Lou is now in heaven, pain free, with all of her beloved family. Mary Lou was born in Kalamazoo on January 30,1933, to Frank and Bertina (Watson) Allworth. Mary Lou met the "Love of Her Life" & "Her Soulmate", Harold Rose. They married on June 2, 1951, at the Fort Custer Chapel. Harold and Mary Lou were happily married for 55 years. Mary Lou is survived by her children, Patsy and (Rick), and her son, Jeff Rose; Special Niece, Sue Olinger; Her grandchildren, little Jeff (Heidi), Pete (Crystal), Matthew, Joshua and Amanda (Scott); Her great-grand children, Madeline, Haden, Megan, and soon to be, Annalee. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Rose, on June 9th 2006; Her brothers (Duke, Bob, and Harold Allworth); Her sisters (Elinore Sargert, Donna Kitsmiller, and Lettie Eager). Mary Lou loved her house, and was one of the best housekeepers ever! She loved shopping with her daughter Patsy, and taking wonderful trips with her son Jeff. Mary Lou will be laid to rest, with her husband Harold, at the National Cemetery, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The family wishes to thank, her caring and loving nieces, Sandy DeJong, Philis, and ProMeds of Richland for their excellent care. Rest in peace, until we meet again in heaven. You were loved, and we are honored to be your children. Donations can be made to the Coop Prairie Church in Mansfield, Arkansas.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Pat and Jeff,
I am so sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. She was loved so much by her family and she will be missed.
I am glad I got to see her in Aug. when we were there.
May God wrap his arms around your family during this very difficult time.
Love, Karen and Orville Daniel.

Posted by Karen Daniel - Van Buren, AR   January 28, 2017

Already miss you and our phone calls on my way home from work. Was thinking about all our lunch dates at cheddars because we both could eat for $10. Lol love you! see you soon

Posted by Pete Rose - Grandchild   January 27, 2017

Mrs. Rose (Hattie) as we all called you, you were always very special to me. I so enjoyed my years of friendship with you and Dad, (Harold). The music , the love, you both shared them all with me. I am so glad you are now with your Harold again and I look forward to seeing you both in Heaven someday. God has blessed you Pat and Jeff and my prayers and thoughts will always be with you. Forever Friends,
Lynn (Krum) Anderson and Family.

Posted by Lynn Anderson - Plainwell, MI - Friend   January 26, 2017


Thank-You for being my "Old Grandma".


Posted by sue olinger    January 24, 2017


Aunt Mary Lou,
It was so hard to let you go, but I know you are now pain free and
in Heaven with Uncle Harold.
You have earned your Angel Wings

Love and Miss You,

Posted by Sue olinger - Kalamazoo, MI   January 24, 2017

Rest in peace mimi,give poppa a big hug for all of us and kiss our angel annalee for us.

Posted by Amanda Pancost-Hayes - Richland, MI - Family   January 24, 2017