Archive for Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Obituary: Calvin Don Rose Sr.


January 18, 2006

Services for Calvin Don Rose Sr., 79, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Highland Park Funeral Home, 41st Street and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery.

Mr. Rose died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Chanute, the son of Orval and Leta Rose.

He graduated from Wyandotte High School and attended Kansas City Kansas Junior College. Mr. Rose served in the medical corps in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Feb. 11, 1951, he married Dorothy Jean Owens in Kansas City, Kan., where they spent part of their married life before moving to Tonganoxie about 25 years ago.

Mr. Rose spent most of his life working in real estate, including the development of Rose Gardens in Wyandotte County. He worked in home improvement for several years with Sears.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; a son, Calvin Rose Jr., Overland Park; two daughters, Brenda Stacer, Tonganoxie, and Jennifer Mitchell, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Oma Jean Ladage, Raymore, Mo., and Martha Ann Baker, Melbourne, Iowa; two brothers, Leonard Earl Rose, Overland Park, and Alvin Dale Rose, his twin, Overland Park; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Sharon Kaye Rose, died earlier.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Victory Hills Baptist Church, sent in care of the funeral home.

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