Rose Marie and JamesRose Marie
73, of New Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Union Hospital in Dover, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born Sept. 29, 1939 in Dennison, she was a daughter of the late Charles Eugene Herbert and Virginia Eleanor (Whitlach) Herbert-Wolfe. A lifelong resident of Tuscarawas County, Rose Marie was a graduate of Dennison High School in 1957 before attending cosmetology school. Throughout her life, she enjoyed taking care of her friends' and family's haircuts, but she chose healthcare for her main career in addition to being a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker. Rose Marie was a nurses' aide for several area nursing homes including Sunnyslope in Bowerston and the former Valley Manor in New Philadelphia. She retired from Ember Home Healthcare. She was a member of the Newcomerstown Women of the Moose, who loved her dogs like family and enjoyed crocheting in her spare time.
Rose Marie is survived by six children, Charles Larkin of Astatula, Fla., Kim (Jeff) Grove of Uhrichsville, John (Teresa) Garrett, Sue (Jay) McGinnis and Toni Snively of Newcomerstown, and Keith Garrett of New Philadelphia; stepchildren, Terri (Randy) Hutchison and Monica Clark of Uhrichsville and Arlena Price of Strasburg; 19 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Lloyd (Sally) Herbert of New Philadelphia, Angie (Chuck) Cerveny of Omaha, Neb., James (Polly) Wolfe of Jewett, Marsha Wilt of Iowa, Debbie Wolfe of Dennison and Kathy Wolfe-Estep of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Eugene Larkin, and a grandson, Todd Eugene Grove.
Services for Rose Marie, officiated by Pastor Polly Wolfe, will be held at noon on Thursday, March 28, in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Interment will follow in East Avenue Cemetery in New Philadelphia. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday.