Rosalee “Rose” Marie Earl

Services for Rosalee “Rose” Marie Earl, 63, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2014 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, Kansas.  Burial will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Logan, Kansas.

Mrs. Earl died Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was born February 15, 1950 in Logan, Kansas, the daughter of George Elmer and Elsie Kraus Carver.  She graduated from Logan High School.

Mrs. Earl worked for Kansas Color Press and has been with Allen Press for the last 30 years.  She enjoyed Civil War and gunfighter reenactments, traveling, bowling, reading, board and card games, KU basketball, NASCAR, and visiting with people everywhere she went.  She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Winchester.

She married Eldred Lee Earl March 22, 1969 in Phillipsburg, Kansas, at the First Baptist Church. 

Her parents, brother, and sister preceded her in death, as did her beloved husband, Eldred, in 2010

Survivors include a sister, Arlene Hix of Norton, Kansas; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and one great great nephew.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and a visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society or to the Rosalee Earl Cemetery Memorial Fund for Pleasant View Cemetery, for upkeep of grounds, sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Nikola...

I’ll never forget my first one-on-one meeting with Rose. My plan when I took the supervisor position was to meet with each staff member and learn more about them. It was very informal. I asked her when she started working at AP and she said 1983. I immediately replied back, “Oh, that was the year I was born.” Then I realized what I had said. She just gave me a big smile and we both giggled.
Rose was an amazing source of strength when my father was diagnosed with cancer — now a 3 year survivor.
She will always have a special place in my heart. I will continue to celebrate her birthday — every February 15th will be a day for me to take a moment and recognize the survivors and honor those that a hard fight before going home.
Love you, Rose!

From Connie Bigler...

Rose was my sister 44years .Loved to poke at. Bob over NASCAR & KU, KST. Games.She & Eldred loved to travel,went to many places always enjoyed their trips. She will be missed by all that knew her.

From Connie Bigler...

Rose eas my sister for 44 years. Loved to poke at Bob over NASCAR and KU , KST. Games She and Eldred loved to travel and shop .She will be missed. By all that knew her.

From kent /Lana johnson...

Lana and I knew Rose through many years of civil war reenacting,with the 3rd Ks. Light Artillery.
She was a fine lady,her fight with cancer was a long and tough one.
Our condolences and prayers to her family.

From Jimmie & Krissie Druen...

Rose was an amazing person, neighbor, and friend. She loved talking to Emma & Logan (our 4 year old twins), coming over to visit for holidays and for no reason at all, just to visit. Her love for Princess was so heart warming. I will miss our daily conversations and seeing her smiling face. RIP sweet friend.

From Lindsey Foster...

Rose was my deskmate when I first started at Allen Press. She was the first to make me really feel welcome. She shared my excitement at getting engaged, because that’s the kind of loving, people-oriented person she was. I was sad to leave the company because I hated saying goodbye to Rose. It was almost like having another grandmother. She was a wonderful lady, and I am honored to have known her.

From Verle and Yvonne Weems...

Rose was the best neighbor. Always had a smile and a kind word. You could see she and Princess walking even though she didn’t feel well. She spent time talking with Verle when they both were receiving cancer treatment. Rest in peace Rose. You are missed.

From Tonda E. & Pat Hugill...

Rose was part of our family for over 47 years. She was such a good person. Pat and her would be on the phone just about every NASCAR race cheering for their driver. She will missed at every family gathering. Rose and Eldred are now back together.

From Keith & Francine Steiner...

Rose was the best neighbor. She actually told us that we were NOT moving when we decided to house hunt. She said NO ONE IS MOVING!! I’ll never forget it. She made the choice for us. She had a amazing dog too. Never had to be on a leash. She loved walking with Mary (another neighbor) and loved giving out hugs. She will be missed so much. RIP dear friend.

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