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Sarah Ethel Rose dies at age 101

FLATWOODS -- Sarah Ethel Rose, 101, of Heaters, died in General Division of Charleston Area Medical Center on July 1, 2001. She was born Feb. 14, 1900, in Corely, a daughter of the late J.M. and Minnie Greathouse Rose.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Leah R. Bigham, Mary Ellen Ferrell, Ruth Rose; and four brothers, Charley O., Bernard, Hugh and Earle Rose.

She is survived by sisters, Margery R. Anderson, of Elkview, Susanna Rose, of Heaters; three nieces, June Rose Simmons, Janice A. Mester, Sue Anne Andrus; one nephew, James M. Rose; three grandnephews; and one grandniece.

She began an illustrious teaching career covering a span of 46 years in 1917 at Bowling Green School, on to Posey Run, Bulltown and Corely in Braxton County, moving on to Masontown in Preston County and then to Kanawha County where she taught at Tiskelwah and Fernbank Elementary schools and then to Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, Charleston High School and closed out her teaching career at Stonewall Jackson High School in 1965.

After beginning her teaching, she used her summers to further her education by attending Glenville Normal School, West Virginia Wesleyan College and received her bachelor of arts degree from Fairmont State Teachers College in 1928, a masters degree from Columbia University, in New York City, and continued graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

After her retirement from teaching, she became a dietitian at Charleston General Hospital from 1965-1970. She was also director of food services at the Charleston Woman's Club.

She was active in Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Tri-County Home Economics Association, National Education Association and Kanawha County Education Association. She was a member of Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, where she belonged to the Pioneer Club and the Beacon Sunday school class.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston, with Dr. D. Keith Clarke officiating. Interment will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001 at the Tichenel Cemetery, Heaters, with the Rev. Vaughn James officiating.

Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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