Rose Marie Wright, age 85, of Warsaw, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 8:08 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, surrounded by her family and friends.

Rose was born in Evansville on Aug. 27, 1936, to Jesse and Louise Kelly Barnett. She spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Southern Indiana.

She attended church in Illinois, where she played the drums and sang in the church choir.  She was an active member of her church community, and she enjoyed writing music and poetry. She was employed at Armstrong Security in Illinois as captain of the guards for approximately 18 years until her retirement in 2015.

Rose is survived by her 11 children: Tom Durham, Warsaw; Mary Jean (Cannon) Rowland, Louisiana; Joyce Schleged, Indiana; Karen (Don) Hartler, Warsaw; Kenny (Sue) Durham, Arizona; Cindy (Mark) Germano, Fort Wayne; Darrel Pitman, Indiana; Scot (Judy) Pitman, Huntington; Rex (Debbie) Pitman, Ridge Spring, S.C.; Tina (Ray) Grell, Braidwood, Ill.; and Jesse (Janice) Cox, Kansas City, Mo. In addition, she is survived by 34 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; four sisters: Ruby, Mary, Margie and Vera; and three brothers: Tom, Herbert and Butch.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, is in charge of cremation and memorial services.  A memorial will follow at a later date.

A special thank-you to Elara Caring Hospice Care for their services to Rose and her family over the last months.


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