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Rose Agase Sargis, 95 years old, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 5, 2010. Born Sept. 13,, 1914 to Assyrian immigrants Charles and Eslye Agase; loving wife to the late Andrew Sargis; cherished mother of Barbara Jean (the late Dr. Y. Carmen) Boba, Ronald G. Sargis, the late David R. Sargis; and mother-in-law of Michelle Sargis; precious grandmother "Mimi" to Matthew (Krista) Boba, Amy (Scott) Belford, Jonathan (Jennifer) Boba; proud great-grandmother to Tommy, Rachel, Natalie, Luke, and the late Lauren Boba; treasured sister of Herbert (Carole) Agase, Beatrice (the late James) Eshoo, the late Alex (Norma) Agase and the late Louis (Eileen) Agase; fond aunt to many nieces and nephew. A pillar of her church, who taught Sunday School to generations of families for over 60 years, Rose embodied genuine faith and love. Known and cherished as "Miss Rose" by scores of devoted pupils, one and all were taught God's message of love, hope, forgiveness, and the promise of salvation. In 2002 Rose retired to the Presbyterian Home where she continued to spread the word of God to fellow residents and staff alike. Her family is comforted to know that the lifetime of dedicated care and compassion for people exhibited by Rose has left a profound and lasting legacy for scores of families touched by her teaching, her compassion, and her unconditional love. She was a truly unique and remarkable woman. In lieu of flowers, donations to Carter-Westminster United Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Family and friends to meet Saturday for funeral service at 11 a.m. at Carter-Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 4950 W. Pratt Ave., Skokie, IL 60077. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3 to 8 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. 773-736-3833 or visit Rose's memorial at

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 7, 2010.
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Rose... she taught me how to trust God in life and in death and alway look at the beauty which equals blessings in all seasons of life. well sweetheart your home...see you soon !
laura Rust
August 18, 2010
My life will never be the same because of Miss Rose! I am a blessed man because I experienced her love, smile and passion for Christ. It was infectious and continues to have an impact.
It's kind of ironic that I was unable to be at her memorial service because I was on a trip with our collegiate group. I guess was doing what she taught me!
On behalf of each of our family members, we express our thanks to her family for sharing her with so many of us.
Well done Rose!
What a world we would live in if we all lived with such passionate, unconditional love!
Rob Yonan, Pastor of Student Ministry
(Grace Community Church, Noblesville, IN),
along with Susan, son Chris, his wonderful wife Kelsey, and our daughter Amy.
Rob Yonan
July 12, 2010
Dear Barbara & Ron,
I am very sorry for your loss. I spent time with your mother when she came to Sacramento to visit her sister Bea. She was such a unique person and it was my privilege to have known her. I have never met anyone like her and I know I never will again.

All who knew her will surely miss her.

Barbara Hussey, Carmichael, CA
July 12, 2010
Dear Ronnie, Barbara and family,
Our condolences on the passing of your mom. Miss Rose as mentioned was a pillar of the church and my first and favorite Sunday school teacher! She will surely be missed. Gone but never to be forgotten!
John and Gina Minas and Family
July 10, 2010
Miss Rose will be missed, but she is where she has wanted to be her whole life- with our Lord. I think of her and she was Sunday school on steroids. She made sunday school a time I reflect on and smile. Our sunday school was second to none- she was so full of energy and her love for the lord was evident in her everyday actions. She made learning fun- her famous end of the sunday school year auctions, where we earned "CW Dollars" for every verse we memorized, picnics, but most of all, she taught us at a very tender age the life lessons and values that have made us the people we are today. I can not think of any other person who has taught to many about the Lord with such grace and passion. Thank you Lord for blessing us with Miss Rose. I am blessed to have known you. Love to your family, Aida, Morton Grove
July 9, 2010
Miss Rose was my spiritual mentor. I met her in 1985 at Carter Westminster Church and she led me to teach Sunday school, to study and teach in the children's program at Bible Study Fellowship, and finally to attend seminary where I just finished my degree in May. I remember the "roast" we had for her at church years ago when parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren came forward to tell her how she touched them and to literally sing her praises. I hope the "Miss Rose" Sunday school room still bears her name. She was a true Christian in every sense of the word.
Sharyn Wilson Woods
July 9, 2010
I only met Rose about two times but learned a lot about her from her son, Ron. She truly walked the talk. What a better place the world would be with more Roses.

Eternal rest grant unto Rose, Oh Lord, and let Thy perpetual light shine upon her.
Al Gielicz
July 9, 2010
Dear Ron and Barbara and all relatives of your wonderful mother.My deepest sympathy and condolences to you in this time of sorrow.

"Aunt Rose" was such a wonderful and sweet lady. She really was an example of kindness and had such a warm heart, despite all the hardships she went through in her life.
Even though she lived such a long life in relatively good health, her passing is sad, but her warm voice and beautiful smile I will remember and treasure for the rest of my life.The last time I talked to her on the phone a few weeks ago, she mentioned that she can't wait to be finally united with the Lord. I am sure if there is one person, who has an eternal place in heaven it is Rose Sargis.I will surely miss her and hope it gives you some peace that she touched so many people with her beautiful soul.
David A. Yonan
David Yonan
July 7, 2010