Mrs. P. H. Rose Obituary

Joplin Globe (Jasper County, MO)

Wednesday, 19 Jan 1939



Lamar, Mo., Jan. 14 – Funeral services for Mrs. P. H. Rose, 74 years old, who died yesterday afternoon at the Bickell [sic] hospital here, will be held at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Ketterman, in Vernon county, her home until two years ago. Burial will be in the Ketterman cemetery. Mrs. Rose suffered a fractured arm in a fall three weeks ago and shock from the injury was believed to have hastened her death. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Horace and Charles Rose of Lamar and Delbert Rose of Carthage, and a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Corwin [sic, Gowin] of Carthage.



Lamar Democrat (Barton Co MO)

January ___, 1939



Mrs. P.H. Rose Died in the Bickel Hospital Friday Afternoon – Was in Good Health Until Her Grandson’s Death – Fell in Her Kitchen a Few Days Later and After That She Was Never Well – Died of a Bowel Obstruction – Funeral Near Ketterman, Mo. – Was Born in Troy, Mo., and Married P.H. Rose When She Was 18 – Spent Most of Her Life in Vernon County – Came to Lamar Last Summer With Her Husband Who Survives Her – Also Surviving Are Three Sons and a Daughter.


Mrs. P.H. Rose, 74, mother of the well known Rose brothers, died in the Bickel hospital at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Mrs. Rose was taken to the hospital less than a day before her death, suffering from an intestinal obstruction that had troubled her for more than a month.

Apparently Mrs. Rose was in fairly good health up until the death of her young grandson, 13-year-old Quentin Rose.  The aged lady was deeply grieved and shocked by the tragedy. A day or two after the boy’s death, Mrs. Rose fell in her kitchen, shaking her up badly. From that time on she grew steadily worse.

Mrs. Rose was unable to retain any food. Finally about 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon she was taken from her rooms in the Mrs. Maude Rudisaile home on North Poplar, to the hospital where she died 22 hours later

The body was taken to the River Funeral Home. Services were to be Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the Verea [sic, Berea] church near Ketterman, Mo.  Ketterman is a small town a short distance northwest of Walker. Interment will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Ellen Rosalie Capps was born in Troy, Mo., on December 18, 1864, and consequently was 74 years, 0 month and 26 days old at the time of her death. When she was a girl of 18, Ellen Rosalie married Patrick H. Rose. The marriage was performed in Lincoln County in 1882.

A year later Mr. And Mrs. Rose moved to Vernon County. They settled near Walker where they were destined to live most of their married life. They have lived there except for two intervals. Some years ago they came to Lamar for a time, later moving back to Vernon County. Last summer Mr. And Mrs. Rose again came to Lamar. They visited with their children for a time and then took rooms here in Lamar.

Three sons and a daughter besides Mrs. Rose’s husband, survive. They are Charles Rose, operator of the Lamar Dairy; Horace Rose, who lives four miles north of Lamar, and Delbert Rose, formerly of Lamar but now of Carthage. The daughter is Mrs. Luther Gowin of Carthage. One  child died in infancy, another at the age of 5 and a daughter Mrs. Verdta Spencer died when she was 19. Two brothers, Henry Capps of Collins, and Thomas Capps of Humansville; and one sister, Miss Mary Capps of Ironton, also survive.

There are seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


Submitted by Rejeana Zinn Griffin on April 5, 2003.

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