Enid News and Eagle
Graveside service for Iva Jean Rose will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Alva Municipal Cemetery, with Rev. Ron Pingelton and David Hamil officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.
Iva Jean Rose, daughter of the late Albert Nathan and Revenna Luella (Arndt) Rose, was born July 3, 1932, on the farm near Cora and passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Bartlesville, Okla., at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 12 days.
Jean attended Farry School until her family moved to Alva, where she graduated from Alva High School in 1951.
Upon finishing school, she went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in the Alva office. Being offered promotions, she moved to the Enid office, then later to Oklahoma City, where she retired after some 44 years with the company.
After retiring, she lived in Oklahoma City, then moving back to Enid, where she enjoyed dining with retired Southwest Bell employees. She later moved to Caney, Kan., to be closer to family members.
She enjoyed bowling with friends and reading a good book.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Alma Viola Rose; her brother, Albert L. “Bud” Rose; and a sister, Gladys Ellen Rose.
Jean is survived by four very important nephews in her life, Leonard Max Rose and wife Mary of Alva, DeWayne Lee Rose and wife Kathy of Caney, Kan., Lester Gene Rose and wife Nancy of Wichita, Kan., and Keith Allen Rose and wife Brenda of Alva; several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.
(Submitted by family)