LaVerta M. "Bootsie" Rose, 85, formerly of 3 Southgate Road, passed away Friday (June 8, 2012) at the Bradford Manor.
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Born in Russell City on Aug. 23, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Emanuel and Reba Clawges Cunningham. On Feb. 24, 1949, in Kane, she married Francis G. Rose, who died on Feb. 23, 2010.
Mrs. Rose attended Bradford schools. She had worked for many years as a waitress at the Emery Hotel and DeSoto Holiday House. She later worked at AirCo Speers and prior to her retirement, at Tops Markets in the deli department.
Surviving are four children, two daughters, Jody L. (Jim) Copeland of Bradford and Jeannine L. Schroeder of Verona; two sons, James H. (Michele) Rose of Dansville, N.Y., and Francis G. (Rosie) Rose of Lyonsville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Ardith Mosher in Florida, and a brother, Basil Cunningham of Kane; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and one brother.
Family will be receiving friends on Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, from noon to 1 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.
Memorial, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from June 9 to June 15, 2012