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Rose Marie (Sturgis) Welton

August 14, 1934 — August 12, 2022


      Rose Marie Welton, age 87, of Elsie, Michigan, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022, just two days short of her 88th birthday.

     Funeral Services and visitation will be private at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, with Mr. Everett Smith officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, Michigan.

     Rose was born in St. Johns, Michigan on August 14, 1934, the daughter of Jesse and Marian (Frink) Sturgis.  She graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1952.  On June 26, 1954, she married Bruce Edwin Welton in Elsie, Michigan, and they were blessed with 68 years of marriage.

     Her family was most important to her and she was always there for them.  Rose had worked for Universal Electric, in Owosso, Michigan and Ovid-Elsie Public Schools.  She was also a member of Duplain Church of Christ, where she was a secretary there.

     She is survived by her husband Bruce Welton of Elsie, Michigan; two children: Brett and Cheryl Welton of St. Johns, Michigan; Rosanne and Chuck Harden of St. Johns, Michigan; her grandchildren: Craig and Jessica Welton, Kyle Welton and Sherry Cho, Derrick and Alexa Welton, Michael and Sarah Harden, Brianna and Craig Kinney, Jonathan and Mallory Harden.  She is also survived by six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son Brian Kent Welton, and her nine siblings.

    Memorials may be made to Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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