November 26, 1923 - September 6, 2019
Rose Ellen (Lynch) Rolfe, age 95, of Kalamazoo (formerly Charlotte) went home to be with her Lord on September 6, 2019. Rose Ellen was born November 26, 1923 in Muncie, Indiana. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Ruby (Reiber) Lynch and her husband of 43 years, Frederick Dale Rolfe (1924-1995). She is survived by her daughter Malinda (Edward) Frybarger of Kalamazoo, seven grandchildren: Gregory (Diane) Frybarger of Battle Creek, Sarah (David) Beilby of Kalamazoo, Carmen Frybarger of Kalamazoo, Elaine Frybarger of Kalamazoo, Laura (Anthony) Thomas of Kalamazoo, Emily (Andrew) Arthur of Fenton, and Carolyn (Miles) Woodfield of Nashport, Ohio, and ten great-grandchildren. Rose Ellen spent her life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and teacher. She taught Home Economics and History before staying home to raise her daughter. She returned to school as a substitute teacher in Charlotte Public Schools, teaching nearly every subject offered until her retirement at age 70. She always said she never met a student she didn't like! She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Charlotte for over 60 years. She was a Camp Fire Girls' leader, Sunday school teacher and gifted seamstress. She also enjoyed the Eaton Area Senior Center as well as many fond times with family and friends. Rose Ellen was an avid reader and great lover of crafts, needlework, and painting. Friends are encouraged to support Rose Ellen’s family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Senior Center in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, Rose Ellen wished that your contributions be made to her favorite charities: SIREN/Eaton shelter, 245 S. Cochran, Charlotte, Michigan 48813 www.sireneatonshelter.org/ or to St. Jude Children's Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142 . Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Rose Ellen on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Rose Ellen (Lynch) Rolfe, age 95, of Kalamazoo (formerly Charlotte) went home to be with her Lord on September 6, 2019. Rose Ellen was born November 26, 1923 in Muncie, Indiana. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Ruby (Reiber)... View Obituary & Service Information
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