Mrs. Rosa Lee ‘Rosie’ (Piper) Williams

Mrs. Rosa Lee ‘Rosie’ (Piper) Williams

Mrs. Rosa Lee ‘Rosie’ (Piper) Williams of Plainwell, Michigan, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Kalamazoo.

Rosa Lee was born January 16, 1926, in Burlington, MI, the daughter of Russell and Ula (Thayer) Olds. She was last employed at State Technical Institute, Pine Lake. Rosie was an auxiliary member of the American Legion Post #0250 of Plainwell. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, mushrooming and her family.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert; her close friend and companion, Mona Liford; step-daughters, Vicky Peekstok and Ann Dezoete; and her parents.

Surviving are a daughter, NanLee (Mike) Palmatier of Plainwell; a grandson, Tony (Christy) Palmatier of Zeeland, MI; and great-grandchildren, Carly, Madison and Trevor Palmatier; step-children, Ginny (Hayes) Belcher of Otsego, Annette (Charles) Tiller of Kalamazoo, Jane (Bill) Yerge of Paw Paw, Kim and Nellie Liford of Kalamazoo; step-son-in-law, Bob Dezoete of Richland; and numerous step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Rosie may be made to the William Crispe Community House or the Salvation Army.

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  1. Floyd & Linda Worden says:

    Dear Mike&Nan Lee & family,
    We want to extend our sympathy and wishes to you at this sad time in your lives. Is hard to give up your parents,but we are lucky to have had them all the years we did and know their in a better place..
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.. Cousin Bill Rees e-mailed this to us..

  2. Sue Boehm says:

    Loved your Mom. My dog, Poppy would visit her at the Crisp House. She loved Poppy. She was a lovely lady and I so enjoyed our talks about Pine Lake.
    God Bless you and your family. Loss is so difficult and Rosie, an amazing individual.

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