Of Jackson, MI passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 two days after her 82nd birthday at Arbor Manor Rehabilitation and Care Center. Rose was the daughter of Edward and Frances (Mann) Eden, born May 20, 1937 in La Crescent, MN. She is survived by two children, son, Keith (Debbie) Ely and daughter, Julie Andrews; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Eden and Edward (Marilyn) Eden; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Keith G.; daughter, Kathy Martin and sister-in-law, Gloria Eden. Rose was a Jackson High School graduate and Michigan State University graduate with her Master’s Degree in Education. She taught in Jackson Public School, Napoleon and Ackerson Lake Schools for 30+ years. Rose was a member of the Civitan Club, and Alumni Club of Michigan State University. Outside of her teaching career, Rose loved to work in her flower gardens, volunteering in many organizations, and had a golden heart when it came to helping people in need. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM, Michael D. Mason officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Rose may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016
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National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, New York NY 10016