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Michael Rose

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Michael Lester Rose

FREDERICKTOWN: Michael Lester Rose, 59, of Fredericktown, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born September 1, 1954 in Mansfield, he was the son of Joseph Harlis and Margaret Howard Rose. Michael was a 1973 graduate of Madison Senior High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Michael was formerly employed as a computer programmer at PERS. He was happiest with his faithful canine companion, Scrappy, by his side.

He is survived by a brother, Joe Kenneth (Betsy) Rose of Butler; three sisters, Sharon Kay Ashworth of Bluffton, SC, Patricia Ann Reynolds of Richwood and Mary Beth Cross of Palm City, FL; two step children, Dawn Hoffman and Adam Ramey; seven aunts and uncles, Jim (Darlene) Howard, Orville (Catherine) Howard, Audrey Loughran, Della (Stan) Cook, Doris (Carl) Childers, Wendy Wise and Ida (Bill) Townsend; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Loreen Briner Rose; parents; brothers-in-law, David Ashworth and Theodore Reynolds; four aunts; and four uncles.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd. The memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park at a later date with military honors presented by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Squad. Online guest registry at


Published in the News Journal on July 15, 2014
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