87, passed away from natural causes on August 19, 2013. She was born in Rockwood, Tennessee to Samuel and Amanda Grasham. Rose grew up in Rome, Georgia, where she graduated from Business College. She worked for General Telephone Company for thirty years. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneer Club, Lifetime Member of Communication Workers of America, Member of Highland Senior Center and Highland Congregational Church. She loved spending time with her family, travelling, gardening, playing cards and playing Bunco.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Jim Connelly and granddaughter Shannon Merkel.
She will be especially missed by her daughters Terry Merkel (husband John) and Martina Hooven (husband Jack) and her granddaughters Amanda and Elizabeth Hooven.
Viewing will be on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:30am, with a Memorial Service will follow at 10:30am both at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92404. Committal Service will follow at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518. To leave a condolence on Rose's Memorial Page please visit www.bobbittchapel.com