Rose H. Alexa, 95, of Inverness, Florida, died July 4, 2014, at her home. She was born Oct 15, 1918, in Cyclone, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Albert and Charlotte Huntoon. She attended the First Baptist Church of Inverness.
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Rose worked for many years for Kroger & Acme markets in the Buffalo, NY area and retired to Labelle in 1965 where she also worked as a draw bridge attendant. In Labelle, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Labelle. She was an active and independent woman all of her life gardening, growing citrus trees, and even replacing the roof on her house in her 70's. As a teenager she took her first airplane ride from William T. Piper Jr. of Taylor Aircraft, which eventually became Piper Aircraft.
Rose was preceded in death by Charles Karl Alexa and George Court Vogel. Survivors include her daughters, Joan Tillis, of Inverness and Jeanne Creel, of Hendersonville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Faith Tillis-Richardson and fiancé Dale Allen Smith Sr., Isaac Tillis, and Michael and Aimee Creel; great-grandchildren, Austin Lee Richardson and Dale Allen Smith Jr.
Rose's family will receive friends Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 10 a.m. to the hour of service at the Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation
2507 Highway 44 W Inverness, FL 34453
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 9, 2014