Born: June 13, 1921
Death: September 21, 2015

Mary W. Rose, age 94 of Grand Rapids, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Irving Rose, and daughter Evelyn Rose. She is survived by her sons Jonathan Rose, Steve (Pat) Rose, Philip Rose; grandson Mike (Shannon) Rose; also nieces and nephews. Mary’s parents were Rev. Merrick and Mary Streeter who were missionaries in Burma where Mary was born. In her youth and young adulthood, Mary grew up in New England and she received a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She met Irving, while he was a pastor at South Baptist Church in Providence RI. They later moved to Garden City, Michigan where Irving continued in his ministry. Throughout her life Mary, enjoyed directing the church choir and led bible study classes and local congregation missionary work. She moved to the Grand Rapids area in 2009 to be close to her family and grandson. Services will be held on Monday September 28th at 11:00 A.M., presided by her nephew Rev. Stephen Guilmain at Phillips Memorial Baptist Church in Cranston, Rhode Island. Memorial contributions may be made to Phillips Memorial Baptist Church, 565 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston RI 02910.

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