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Oral "Dean" Rose, age 90, of Jasper, Mo., passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, in Joplin. He was born in Jasper County, near Alba, Mo., to Lawrence D. Rose and Irene (Patrick) Rose.
Dean was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He worked at Vickers for 31 years having retired in 1983. Dean was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #322 where he was a past commander for four years, and also a lifetime member of the Webb City VFW Post #7630. He was baptized in 2009.
Dean is survived by his wife, Marie Rose, of the home; sons, Jeff Rose, Jack Rose and wife, Cierra; daughters, Vickie Rose and significant other, Shane Jordan, Darlene Norwood; grandchildren, Jeremy and Brett Rose, Karissa Jordan, and Nicole Kirkpatrick. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife in 1981, three brothers, one daughter and one son.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at Friends Cemetery, in Purcell, Mo., with full military rites. The family will be present for visitation on Thursday at Simpson Funeral Home, in Webb City, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, in Webb City.
Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.
Published on June 20, 2017
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