Leda E. Rose

A memorial visitation for Leda E. Rose, 84, Lawrence, will be Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Rose died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Olathe, the daughter of Lewis and Mary Deffenderfer Ridlon. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. Leda was a homemaker, and enjoyed antiques, reading, cooking, camping, boating, and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She married Robert E. Rose on Oct. 20, 1948, in Yellville, Ark., and together they shared 64 years of marriage. He survives of the home. Other survivors include four sons, Robert Rose and wife Wendy, Monte Rose and wife Sharon, and Randall Rose, all of Lawrence, and Joe Rose and wife Diane, Holton; a daughter, Becky Wright, Lawrence; 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Gary and Beverly Hatfield...

We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Leda was someone we always enjoyed visiting any time we were back in Lawrence. She always had some funny thing to tell us and was able to keep a conversation going for a long time. It was so evident that her whole life was around Bob and her family. She loved them all dearly. She was able to keep Uncle Bob somewhat in line for all those many years. I know that her kids, grandkids and great grandkids will miss her dearly as will all of us other family members. Gary and Beverly Hatfield

From Stanley & Wesley Flory...

I just got the call I have been dreading from Monte, a little while ago, and I let Wesley know. I am so sorry, we have not been in better touch with each other. I would like to be there, but I am in Michigan, loading in the afternoon, for Albuquerque, New Mx. to deliver Friday, then on to Las Vegas for Monday delivery. I would like to stay in better touch,, so to all of family, here is my email address,, guardrails1@yahoo.com my phone number is 217-520-7433. Again I am so sorry,, but just think that mom, aunt Leda, and aunt Betty Lou, are all together looking down and smiling! keep in touch,, Stan and Wes Flory

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