Rose Sokol, age 75, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 25, 2006, at her home.
Rose was born June 26, 1930, in Hannibal, Mo., to Ernie and Etta Mae (McNeil) Sinclair. She graduated from Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo., and had worked for ABC Exterminator in Kansas City for many years. On Jan. 3, 1970, she and Tom Sokol eloped and were married in Juarez, Mexico. They moved to Vernon County in 1972, where they were distributors for the Jackson Cookie Company. Rose also owned and operated Rose's Carousel Restaurant and the Dairy Boy in Lamar for many years. Tom died April 23, 1991, and Rose moved to Nevada in 1993.
Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Mike and Kim Bessey, Nevada, Larry Bessey, Kansas City, Mo., Rick and Nancy Bessey, Streamwood, Ill., and Tom and Debbie Sokol, Atlanta, Ga; a daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Karl Morey, Lamar; three brothers, Bob Sinclair, Vicksburg, Mich., Russell Sinclair, Tygh Valley, Ore., and James Sinclair, Cadillac, Mich.; a sister, Kate Jennings, Centralia, Mo., and six grandchildren, Ashleigh Bessey, Chelsea Bessey, Nyle Bessey, Simone Bessey, Thomas Sokol and Kyle Morey. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Sinclair.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 30, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar.
The family will receive friends from 10 until 10:45 a.m., Friday, at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.