Marie H. Rouse

Marie H. Rouse

Marie passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

She was born January 10, 1928 in Ganges, Michigan, the daughter of Raymond and Martha (Coon) Cooley. Marie was a 1946 Otsego High School graduate and for over 20 years had worked for Otsego Financial Office. She was a member of the Otsego Elks Lodge #1711, was active with the Otsego VFW Post #3030, had been a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego and enjoyed spending winters in Gulf Shores, AL. On August 1, 1947 she married Richard “Rip” Rouse who passed away in 2014.

Surviving are her son, Rex Rouse of Otsego, son-in-law, David Goff of Centreville; 3 grandchildren: Richard (Jessica) Rouse of Kalamazoo, Tiffany Rouse of Otsego and Dave (Amy) Goff of Augusta, 3 great-grandchildren: Dillon Goff, Jacob Goff and Sylvia Marie Rouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Ronnie Rouse in 1963; daughter, Gail Goff in 2012; daughter-in-law, Mary Rouse; brothers, Lewis Cooley and Robert Cooley and sister-in-law, Barbara Michaels.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held at 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.  

Contributions in memory of Marie may be made to the Life Care Center of Plainwell Hymnal Fund.

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  1. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Rex and Family,
    We share your loss. Marie was a life-long friend of our family. We have many fond memories of all of us being together! Prayers and love to all of you!

  2. Teri (Filkins) Laster says:

    Rex & family, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace for all. Keep your precious memories close to help you.

  3. Maryln Langeance says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Know what a struggle this has been

  4. Bob & Joyce says:

    Rex, so sorry about your mom.

  5. Christie Gillett says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Rex. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s healing peace be with you and your family.

  6. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    Please know that we are thinking of your family. May your special memories bring you comfort in the coming days and years. Take care.

  7. Mike Wolski says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for the family.

  8. sue lindsey says:

    Rex, just heard of your Mom’s passing……My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time….

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