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Maria  Ernestina "Tina"  Rose

Maria Ernestina "Tina" Rose
  • April 7, 1915 - November 10, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“We remember Mrs. Rose very well as the good neighbor and mother to Paul, my classmate, and his siblings when we moved into our first house next door...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Jeanine and Frank Skeltis - MI

“My heart felt sorrow. I loved this beautiful lady. May God's comfort be with her family. Love all of you much❤ ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Winnie Wallace - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet, sweet lady. I enjoyed having her as one of my customers when I worked at Comerica. She's in Gods loving...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Vernona Pollard - Battle Creek, MI

“My sweet grandma Tina knew too well about the bitterness of goodbyes. This is probably why, when we were children, she always had a plastic bag...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Bianca Giguère - Gwacheon

“I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Rose's passing. I so enjoyed our visits over the years as she had such a warm spirit. I felt so at peace in her...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Celeste Clark - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss. She was a great person and mother. I didn't know the extent of her education. Very impressive. I'm sorry to have been away...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Soila Brown - Battle Creek, MI

“My condolences to all of Miss Tina's family . I must also thank all of you for sharing your mother with so many . She enriched the St. Philip Church...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Patricia Sperti - East Lansing, MI

“Loved spending time with Tina and sharing. She was kind and understanding and was a good listener. I knew Tina since I was a teenager. We would be...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Sylvia Rose - Marshall, MI

“Loved spending time with Tina and sharing. She was kind and understanding and was a good listener. I knew Tina since I was a teenager. We would be...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Sylvia Rose - Marshall, MI

“Lovely lady, and an inspiration to all of us. She brought blessings to all who met her, and her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Toni Hunt - Chelsea, MI

“What an amazing lady and legacy. Powerful yet gentle and loving . Condolences to her family. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Elaine Wells - Friend

“Our deepest condolences to the Family. We are so sorry for your loss. I had the chance to meet Tina Rose a few times, to know that she was an amazing...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: David & Eugenia Censke - MI

“Ms. Tina, you will be missed by so many people. You loved your hudband and chidren dearly. Your live of God is very evident. I know that you are...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Loser - Saint Cloud, FL

“Charles and Michelle, Thank you for your generosity in sharing your mother with the entire community. Her life has been magical and so very...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Lynne M Haley - Marshall, MI

“Charles my heartfelt sympathy to you and all of your family. Over the years I have heard so many stories about Tina from Michelle. She was an...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: marilyn frank - londonderry, NH

“Charles, I am sorry for your loss. I appreciate that you shared a lot of you Mom's experiences with your friends. She will be missed. I pray that you...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Gabriel Castellanos - Idaho Falls, ID

“Your mother was a beautiful woman. She always had a lovely smile on her face. God bless you and your families during this time of mourning. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Colleen and Jim Greenfield - FL

“A grand Lady who embraced life to it's fullest, each and every moment of each and every day. She reared a strong, compassionate, talented, loving...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Andrew Freemire - Battle Creek, MI

“Rose family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Heaven Tina. God Bless you all at this time. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Verna Meneguzzo - Marshall, MI

“Thinking of you and your family. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Haineault - Battle Creek, MI

“My deepest condolences and heart felt prayers to your entire family.I heard some wonderful things about this amazing lady. She is now with our lord...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Wanda Rogers - Battle Creek, MI

“Our deepest sympathy to the family. My mother Gabriela and Tina were best friends as both were from Panama. We have very fond memories of their...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Betty Marsh - Hastings, MI

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Maria Ernestina "Tina" Rose, 104, of Battle Creek, Michigan passed on Sun, Nov. 10, 2019. She was born April 7, 1915 in the Republic of Panama to Pablo E. and Petronila (Villareal) Rangel. She was raised in Panama and earned her Master's Degree in Law from the University of Panama. Tina earned a Bachelor's Degree (1938) in Law and Social Sciences and another in Criminology: Dactyloscopy (Fingerprint science) and Applied Science. She started a business school in Panama while working in a law firm and managed the accounting for several businesses.

Maria Ernestina "Tina" Rangel was united in marriage to Paul H. Rose in 1944 in Panama City, Republic of Panama. Tina was preceded in death by her husband, Paul on November 26, 2004. They began their family in Battle Creek, Michigan. Surviving are her children; Paul H. Rose Jr., Tanya M. Giguere (Paul), LeVern "Vern" T. Rose, Charles E. Rose (Michelle Frank), Xenia R. Schafer (Herbert), 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. She has one remaining sister, Rachel de La Guardia and a cousin, Coralia Quiros, along with more than 60 family members that reside in Panama.

Tina was a devout, long-time member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church in Battle Creek, MI. Her hobbies included poetry, sewing and crafts. She was deeply involved in community service: Cub Scout Den Mother, Camp Fire Girl Leader, Auxiliary of DAV and American Legion, United Nations Association, Kalamazoo Diocese Advisory Council for Latin Americans, WMU Science for Citizens, Urban League Board of Directors, Latino Representative for the NAACP, Neighborhood Planning Council Advisory Board, and Asociación Hispano Americano / Spanish American Association. Tina will be remembered for her lovingness, energy, humor, good advice, delicious food and interesting, hand-written letters to family as well as her clothing drives for migrants, and Papal recognition for founding the Spanish Rosary Group that is nearly 60 years old.

Friends will be received from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where the Rosary will be recited in Spanish at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. John D. Fleckenstein at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philip CC for Tuition Grants and Scholarships. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at