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Rose S. Dunlevy passed away on June 28, 2017, in New Albany, IN, where she was a resident at Lincoln Hills Health Center. Rose was born Kathryn Rose Strange on February 17, 1925, to Ray and Gladys Strange of Glens Fork, KY. Known to her friends as "Rosie," she was 92 years old.
Rose moved to Louisville, KY, when she was 18 years old and worked as a secretary for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, where she met her future husband, a mechanical engineer named Charles Hancock Dunlevy Jr. They were married on April 10, 1953, raised two daughters in Clarksville, IN, Karen Lynn and Linda Sue, and celebrated 38 years of marriage.
Rose Dunlevy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Dunlevy Jr., her parents, Ray and Gladys Strange, and her brothers, W.R. "Willy Ray" Strange, James Shelby Strange, and John "Willard" Strange, along with a brother and sister who died in childhood.
Rose is survived by daughters Karen (Doug) Kuite and Lindasue Farrell; grandsons Evan (Lindsay) Robert Kuite and Ryan Charles Kuite; granddaughter Christine Marie Farrell; and great-grandson Aaron Matthew Kuite.
Rose was an avid bowler, often winning trophies in her league for bowling perfect or near-perfect games. She made many bowling friends, with whom she also played bunco and pinochle regularly. She was also a Girl Scout leader for her daughters' scout troops in Clarksville, IN, for 12 years, frequently leading field trips and campouts throughout the Greater Kentuckiana area. Rose enjoyed camping with her husband, Charlie, family, and friends, and spent many weekends throughout the spring, summer, and fall months at their cabin on 40 acres of woods along the Muscatatuck River in Southern Indiana.
Rose grew up in the Glens Fork Southern Methodist Church in Kentucky, and she became a member of Morton Memorial United Methodist Church in Clarksville, IN, which she attended most of her life. She moved to Corydon, IN, in 2005 to be closer to daughter Lindasue, and Rose became a member of Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon at that time. She lived at the Lincoln Hills Health Center in New Albany, IN, for the past six years. Both with her caregivers at the Health Center and with those who knew her well throughout her life, Rosie's quick wit, sense of humor, and playful, spunky spirit kept those around her smiling and laughing.
Visitation will be at the Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon, Indiana, on Thursday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. with a graveside service and interment afterwards at the Memphis Cemetery in Memphis, IN. Donations may be made to the national Alzheimer's Association or Lincoln Hills Healthcare Center's patient fund in Rose's memory.
Published on June 29, 2017
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