Gary Eugene Rose, 60, formerly of Uniontown, Kan., presently of St. Francis, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec.19, 2007, in Denver, Colo. He was born Sept. 1, 1947, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Floyd Arthur and Anna Marie (Warren) Rose. He married Dorothy Gates, they later divorced. She preceded him in death in 1997. He later married JoAnn Wilkes, they also later divorced. She preceded him in death in 2005. He then married Ronda Flint, in Paxton, Neb., Dec. 18, 1993. She preceded him in death in 2006.
He is survived by his mother, Anna Marie Rose of Uniontown, Kan.; two sons, Gary Scott Rose and his wife Jennifer, of Louisburg, Kan., and Michael Rose and his wife Lisa, of Chesterfield, Va.; three daughters, Christina Grimmett and her husband Allen, of Parsons, Kan., Michelle Cook and her husband Jody, of Joplin, Mo., and Tracie Voorhees and her husband Tim, of Altamont, Kan.; a brother Merle L. Rose and his wife Betty, of Uniontown, Kan., and two sisters, Linda Inkelaar and her husband Leo, of Derby, Kan., and Carol Cameron and her husband Mike of Muskegan, Mich.; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Kevin Rose, and a sister, Patricia Rose.
Pastor Steve Bradley will conduct graveside services for Gary 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Uniontown Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 7-8 p.m., at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Gary E. Rose Memorial Fund and left in care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS, 66701. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family at expressionskonantz-cheney.com.