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Roswitha Kress Carper

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Roswitha Kress Carper

Portsmouth - Roswitha Ann Kress Carper, age 44, died at Maryview Medical Center, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from complications due to cancer.

Rosy, as she was known by everyone, was born May 2, 1969, in Brunswick, Georgia. She grew up in Chesapeake and settled in Portsmouth, where she was a wife and mother. She graduated from Western Branch High School. In her youth, she was an avid softball player and came to love bowling while in a league with her mother. Rosy also loved camping on the Albemarle with her husband and children. Rosy will be remembered for her love of animals.

She was predeceased by her mother, Ruth G. Unruh, her father, Anthony Kress, and her stepfather, Harold Unruh. Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Randall 'Randy' Carper, and her two beautiful children, Katelyn and Zachary Carper. Other survivors include her sisters Jean Rush, Lilian Zollars, and Erika Williams; her brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

Services will be held at on 4 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at Loving Funeral Home, 3225 Academy Ave, Portsmouth, VA. Family members will be at the funeral home at 3 p.m. for visitation.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the in honor of a life cut short by this disease. Online condolences may be made at www.lovingfuneralhome.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 28, 2014
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