Donald Allison Rose 1936 - 2010 Louisville, Kan.
Private graveside inurnment services for Donald Allison Rose, 74, Louisville, Kan., are scheduled in Louisville Cemetery.
Mr. Rose died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at his home.
He was born June 2, 1936, in Onaga, the son of Albert “Pete” and Leona Kenworthy Rose. He attended local schools. In 1955 he moved to Milford, Ohio, and lived there for several years. In 1976, Mr. Rose returned to Kansas and settled in Linwood.
He was a heavy equipment mechanic and worked for many years for Cutler Repaving in Lawrence. He served as mayor of Linwood. After his retirement, Mr. Rose moved to Louisville. While in Louisville, Mr. Rose was active in The Sharing Place, helping families in need with clothing and household items.
Mr. Rose married Norma Vannoy in 1955. They were later divorced. Mr. Rose then married Penny Huff Rogers in 1984. She died in November of 1992.
Survivors include his ex-wife, Norma Rose, Bonner Springs; daughter, Janie (Herb) Ballard, Bonner Springs; four sons, Roger (Terri) Rose, Eudora, Don and Steve Rose, both of Linwood, John (Janice) Rose, Bethany, Mo.; two stepsons, Craig (Liza) Rogers, Eudora, and Brian Rogers, Kentucky; three brothers; four sisters; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to The Sharing Place, sent in care of Campanella-Evans Mortuary, P.O. Box 232, Wamego, KS 66547.
Online condolences can be left at campanellafuneral.com.