Thursday, November 9, 2006

Woodrow "Woody" Wilson Rose, 88, of Monett, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006. He was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Rosemont, Neb., to Ralph and Della Riggins Rose.

He served 28 years in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1968 with the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was a veteran of World War II where he participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. He also served in Korea, Cold War Germany and the Philippines. He was superintendent of food services at several Army bases in the United States. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monett.

He married Mildred Roller, June 27, 1942, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1996. He then married Barbara Wilber on April 18, 1996, and she survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Pat and her husband, Jerry Hall, of Purdy, and Peggy and her husband, Danny Vore, of Monett; four grandchildren; two step daughters, Sharon and her finance, Dana Parker, of Washburn and Nancy Oberman, of Monett; one stepson, Robert Wilber, of Monett; one sister Alvena Barnes, of Longmont, Colo.; two brothers, Kenneth Rose, of El paso, Texas, and Floyd Rose, address unknown.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett with Dr. Bill Cox officiating.