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Rosie Mae Timberlake(1931 - 2014)

Rosie Mae Timberlake, 83, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Sunday in Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Paul Reedy officiating. Family visitation: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Memorials: Odyssey Hospice, the Lymphoma Cancer Society or a . Rosie was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Cotton Gin to Marshall and Nancy Jewel Archibald Kuyava. She worked for many years as a waitress at Ray's Steakhouse and Buddy's Cafe in Mexia. She later went to work and retired from the Mexia State School after 22 years of service as a canteen clerk. While working at the Mexia State School, she attended McLennan Community College and Navarro College obtaining her child-care certification. After retirement, Rosie and her husband, Red, enjoyed traveling. They were avid RVers and members of the Thousand Trails Club in Lake Whitney, one of their favorite locations. They also shared a love for dancing. Rosie so appropriately left this world to join Red on Valentine's Day, where they can again and always be together dancing with the stars. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Quang Le, Dr. DeniseNusser-Bruckerhoff, Dr. Osafo, Dr. Adedokun, Dr. Robert Ruxer and the nurses of Odyssey Hospice with special thanks to Stacy Simms, R.N., and Hilda Jackson, C.A.N. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband of 67 years, Orville "Red" Timberlake. Survivors: Children, Sharon Wilson and husband, Johnny, of Groesbeck, Orville Ray Timberlake and wife, Teresa, of Temple and Rona Stanford and husband, Robert, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Clinton Wade Wilson and wife, Krystal, of Waco, Walton Clay Wilson of Stafford, Sara Trevino of Temple, Wade Timberlake of Temple, Brian Stanford of Fort Worth and Brandy Stanford of Austin; great-grandchildren, Grady and Maggie Wilson and Gabriella Trevino; and brother, Kenneth Kuyava of Phoenix, Ariz.

Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 15, 2014
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