Darlene K. Rose

Darlene K. Rose

Darlene passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her home in Kalamazoo.

She was born January 21, 1941 in Kalamazoo the daughter of William and Ida (Abraham) Mills. Darlene devoted her whole life to her family, raising 6 kids with no driver’s license and her husband on the road during the week. For over 25 years she had operated a daycare in her home.

She enjoyed collecting beanie babies, playing bingo, taking golf cart rides, Elvis, camping, flower gardening, knitting, crocheting and two tracking in Mancelona. Darlene was the self –appointed park security at Royal Estates and part of the welcoming committee. Her door was always open for family and friends. On April 25, 1957 in Osceola, Indiana she married Jack Rose who passed away in 2000.

Surviving are her children, Debra (Fred) Cooper, Kimberly (Chris) Book, Jack Rose Jr., Mark (Scharon) Rose, Kenneth (Becky) Rose and Timothy (Amy) Rose; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and her brother, Bob (Lynda) Mills.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Shirley McComis and William “Sonny” Mills Jr.

A graveside service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Darlene may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Class of 1980 says:

    The class of 1980 would like to send their condolences to the Rose Family.

  2. Kay says:

    Sending my deepest sympathy to the Rose Family.
    I’m so sorry for your loss of your Mother.
    Kay Linn Miller Snyder

  3. Jeannie Roebuck says:

    Sorry for your loss

  4. Susie Rose says:

    My deepest condolences. You are all in my prayers at this difficult time .

    Susie Rose

  5. Brenda Loviska says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. Darlene was always a fun loving lady. My deepest condolences to all of the family.

  6. Dinah and Jerry Howrigon says:

    I only knew Darlene for a couple of years but liked her very much. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Mary Davis says:

    So sorry for your loss. Grandma Darlene will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathy from the Davis family

  8. Mary Davis says:

    So sorry to hear this news. Keeping the Rose family in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  9. LaRayne says:

    I am so sorry to you all, she was a wonderful person, praying for you all for comfort during this difficult time

  10. Tammy Lutes says:

    Extending my sincere condolences to the the Rose family. I grew up down the road from Darlene and Jack. They were good friends of my parents. I recall Darlene always having an infectious smile and kind words, despite whatever personal struggles she might have been dealing with of her own. She definitely had a huge heart and It saddens me to hear of her passing.

  11. Jan (Thorpe) Ford says:

    Darlene is my cousin. Grew up next yo each other as elementary ages n went to the 3 room school house on the corner of cork n burdick. life moved on seeing each other always at the stressful times. My mother is Corra Hunt. Sister of Wm mills. Both deceased. Many blessing to her children n family. May God bless

  12. Bruce Bishop says:

    My deepest condolences. She watched my two children Kody and Kaley. She was a awesome lady she will be missed. Prayers go out the family.

  13. Nancy Belcher says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  14. Ric and Cindy Brokus says:

    So very sad to hear of this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rose family during this difficult time.

  15. Terri Gott says:

    So very sorry to read about the loss of your mother. Kim and I are friends. I never knew your mom. My sympathy to the entire Rose family.

  16. KELLY BOHL says:

    Ken and Becky – Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  17. Dennis and Rhonda Boone says:

    Deb and Fred we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother/Mother-in-Law. We only got to meet her a few times but knew what a wonderful woman she was as you both spoke so highly of her. God Bless.

  18. William Abraham says:

    Good bye cousin have a few memereys she never drove a car but she could drive a truck. Jack said when they went on vacation they would take the truck mostly on the four lanes.bye coz. Billy

  19. Robert Rose says:

    In loving memories of raising our families together ……. So many years of bothers and sister-in-laws as we moved through the good years of family living in which Darlene added so much to those good times with Jack, Jeanne and I. ……. Uncle Robert

  20. Judith A Harrison says:

    So sorry to hear this. Wil be praying for the family.

  21. Debbie Brokus says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the Rose family.

  22. Bill and Deb Harrison says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for your family. God bless you.

  23. Bill & Donna Henderson says:

    Thoughts and prayers Rose & Mills Family.

  24. Chris, Missy, Blade, Alexa & Cage Porterfield says:

    So, sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. We were blessed to have known her, and have her be a part of our lives. Our sincere condolences to the Rose family.

  25. Tonia Forney says:

    Tim- I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

  26. Yvonne Henderson says:

    Hello cousins, very sorry for your loss. As you may or may not know Aunt Darlene and I shared a birthday. She told me how she waited until after midnight to see if I was born on her birthday. We also shared a pregnancy. Tim is just a couple months older than Brent. Lots of good memories. I’m thinking of you all. Love, Yvonne

  27. Laura Rose says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to you all. Laura Rose

  28. Sue Parsons says:

    So sorry to about Darlene. We were neighbors for a while and she would watch my daughter for me. She was a sweet lady, and I’m glad I got to know her for a short time.

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