Rose Marie West|
June 10, 1929–Dec. 7, 2013
Rose Marie West, age 84, of Clare passed away Saturday, December
7, 2013 at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility. A Funeral Mass for Rose will be held at St. Henry Catholic Church on Tuesday. December 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Fred Kawka officiating. Rite of Committal will follow in St. Henry Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. with a Vigil at 7:30 p.m. at Clark Family Funeral Chapel. Visitation will continue the day of the service from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosebush Manor or to the Isabella County Medical Care Facility. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel and St. Henry Catholic Church.
Rose was born on June 10, 1929 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of James and Mamie (Vujtech) McGuirk. She married Joseph Bernard West on May 28, 1949 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mt. Pleasant. Rose was an avid antique porcelain doll collector and loved to vacation in Florida and Nashville. She loved spending time with her grand and great grandchildren.
Rose is survived by her children, Dennis Joseph (Kim) West of Mt. Pleasant and John Ace (Becky) West of Rosebush; 9 grandchildren, Jennifer Bolle, Marie (Steve) Rawson, John (Amber) West, Melissa (Brian) Bunker, Lindsay West, Deana (fiancé Marc Kotenko) West, Cody (Megan) West, Joey West, and Luke West; 2 step-grandchildren, Sarah (Nick) Kunik and Joshua (Jessica) McDonald; 13 great grandchildren, Linde Bolle, Ashley Rawson, Kyle West, Dustin Bunker, Allison Rawson, Colton West, Emily Bunker, Hannah West, Sophia Smith, Gunner West, Tannor West, Hunter West, and Marshall West; 3 step-great grandchildren, Olivia and Mallory Kunik, and Jackson McDonald; brother, James McGuirk of Mt. Pleasant; sisters, Sonya (Charles) Albaugh of Shepherd and JoAnn (Menard) Nehrt of Missouri; sisters-in-law, Jean Ann McGuirk, Veronica Gothup, Betty West, and Florence "Tip" Phillips, all of Mt. Pleasant; and brother-in-law, Mike (Barb) West of Mt. Pleasant. Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Joseph Bernard West; parents; brothers, Pat McGuirk and LeRoy (Ginger) McGuirk; brothers-in-law, Jack West, Richard West, Gerald Ace West, Keith Gothup, and Bill Phillips; and daughter-in-law, Judi West.
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Published in The Morning Sun on Dec. 8, 2013