Rose Frances Price, 88, of St. Louis, MI, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020, at Arbor Grove Assisted Living, Alma, MI.
The Price and Gharzeddine family will be hosting Rose’s Celebration of Life Memorial on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI. Our gathering will commence at 1:00 P.M. Please join us in celebrating the life of our beloved Grandma Rose. Burial was held at Chapel Gardens Cemetery, Elwell, MI.
Rose was born to Cleo and Edith (Wonsey) Ley on July 2, 1931 in Shepherd, MI.
Rose married Clyde "Bud" Price in 1948. Together they had 2 children: Robert (Cheryl) Price and Karen (Amer) Price-Gharzeddine, four grandchildren: Jeffery (Teri) Price, Monty (Tara) Price, Dr. Jenna Gharzeddine, and Amanda Gharzeddine; two step granddaughters: Amy Nisonger and Angela Benton-Terwilliger; five great-grandchildren: Chelsea Price, Nickolas Price, Hanna Price, Jackson Price and Phillip Jones-Price; five step great grandchildren: Tyler Benton, Trevor Benton, Emily Benton, Joshua Nisonger, and Donald Nisonger; as well as her sister Shirley West. Rose is also survived by the Wonsey, Nisonger, Benton and Benton-Terwilliger family. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clyde (1987), and 3 siblings: John, Hazel, and Mickey.
Rose retired from Hitachi. She also worked for the St. Louis Hotel. She was a member of the St. Louis Moose Lodge and the Elks Club. Rose liked country line dancing. She loved to be around people. Most of all she loved her time spent with her family. Rose was known for her quick wit and heart of gold. She had a laugh that lit up every face in the room. Rose was a kind soul who was generous to those around her and never hesitated to lend a helping hand. She loved her family deeply. She was a strong, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful cook, who demonstrated her love through every meal. She loved to knit and crochet beautiful keepsakes for her family. We will remember her by her kind spirit, infectious laugh, and strength. We miss you dearly, Mom and Grandma.
Donations in Rose's memory may be made to the American Red Cross. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit Rose's obituary at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI.