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Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery
Warren Paul Rose, age 99, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday morning, November 4, 2019, at The Burge House in Flora.
He was born October 30, 1920, in Flora, the son of Arthur W. and Pearl (Terrill) Rose. He was united in marriage to Mildred “Millie” L. Barbee and they shared 67 wedding anniversaries until her death May 8, 2007.
Paul proudly served in the Army during World War II. During his service he earned several decorations and medals including the WWII Victory Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and 2 Overseas Service Bars. He worked as a dairy salesman for Flora Pure Milk Co. before becoming an officer for the Flora Police Department where he later worked as a dispatcher. He was of the Christian faith and avidly enjoyed studying his bible and also took pride in his annual gardening.
He is survived by 2 sons: Paul R. (JoAnn) Rose of Flora and Kenneth “Biff” (Pam) Rose of Osteen, FL; 1 daughter: Jennifer Perry of Xenia; 4 grandchildren: Rae Ann (Tim) Oestreich of Louisville, Julie (Matt) Coale of Joelton, TN, Chris (Dee) Rose of Wolf Lake, and Justin Perry of Edmond, OK; 10 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son-in-law: Jim Perry; siblings: Amelia Tygett, Art Rose, Dorothy List, Kenneth Rose, and Nola Stapinski.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Pastor Dave Starr officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the local chapter of the D.A.V. or to any charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted through the funeral home.
Prayers for your family. . ..hold to the wonderful memories.
Paul and Joann, so sorry for your loss.
Paul & Family; Jennifer & Family: We are sorry for your loss. Please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort each of you❣️
What fine, kind man--we'll miss him.
So sorry for your loss! Never easy to lose a loved one!! May you rest in the assurance that he is in Gods loving care now!! God Bless you all!!
Jennifer, Paul, and Biff: Sorry for your loss. Your dad had a long, wonderful life. May your memories sustain you.
Jennifer and all the Rose family, I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was such a nice man. He always made me feel special when I visited your home. I pray for your peace and that you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of this sweet man.
What a wonderful man. We are so sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss, heaven gained an angel. We have know Paul for many years and he was a wonderful man. Prayers of comfort for all the family.
Prayers of comfort and peace...hold tight to your memories...
It was an honor to serve Paul at Heritage Woods. He will be missed.
Prayers for peace and comfort.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
Jennifer, I am so very sorry about your Dad. Prayers coming your way.
I am so sorry with your loss. My mother treasured your father. They had many laughs throughout the years. My thoughts are with you.
Rose family, You have my prayers and sympathy in the loss of your father. You were blessed to have for him for so many years.
Biff and Pam, I am sorry for your loss. I visited with your dad when he was at the Flora Gardens Nursing Center, in January,2018 when our son was also there. Your Dad looked so good and was so friendly to talk too. Our son was only there about six weeks before he passed away from lung cancer, but I visited another lady there after that. I didn't know your dad had moved to Burge House , He certainly had a long memorable life.Great for all of you!!!!!!
Sorry for the loss of your father. Sure you will miss him Our prayers will be with your family at this time. God's love.
Jennifer and family. So saddened to see this. May you have comfort in the days ahead!
So sorry to hear this. I worked with Paul at the Flora PD and he was a great example to follow. He was a Christian and everyone who knew Paul will miss him greatly. Love you, Paul, may you rest in peace.
Paul and JoAnn I am so very sorry for your loss!
So sorry for your loss. Your all in our prayers and thoughts.
May God be with you at this trying time.
So sorry for the loss of Paul.My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family. Paul was a wonderful man.
We are so sorry about your fathers passing.He was such a fine Christian man .He and Millie are together again.What fun it was to be around them.Lots of laughter .Prayers for you in the days ahead that the Lord will be extra close to all the family
It was a blessing knowing Paul. Prayers are truly with you guys.
Paul so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and Jo ann. Stan
Was sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you and all family's.
We are very sorry for the loss of your father. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
So very sorry. For your loss. Paul was a great man. God bless u all