Rose Lorene Eagleson

Friday, March 26, 2021

Rose Lorene Eagleson, 96, formerly of Columbus, Kan., died March 25, 2021, at the Barone Care Center, in Nevada, Mo.

Rose was born Oct. 27, 1924, in Columbus, Kan., to Langdon Samuel Heavin and Lola Francis Dowdy Heavin. She attended a country school before transferring to high school in Columbus.

She married Jack Lowe Eagleson on Aug. 14, 1941, and they made their home near Baxter Springs, Kan., until they moved to Columbus. Rose was a bookkeeper at the Ford dealership in Columbus until she and husband moved to Overland Park, Kan., in 1961. There she became business manager of Classen Morse Chevrolet in Overland Park and worked there until her retirement. At that time Rose and Jack returned to their hometown of Columbus. Rose enjoyed reading, crocheting, and weekly get-togethers with her sisters for lunch and always a "Pepsi" break. She enjoyed her grandchildren and loved hearing about them.

Survivors include her daughter, Virginia (Gary) Marquardt, of Nevada; daughter-in-law, Marcia Eagleson, also of Nevada; sister-in-law, Amy Heavin, Warrensburg, Mo.; grandchildren, Jane Goade (Scott), Carl Junction, Mo., Steve Marquardt (Karen), Nevada, Tammy Claypool, Fort Scott, Kan., and Russell Eagleson (Kristi O'Brien), Ft. Wayne, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Paige Bordewick (Luke), Carl Junction, Mo., Allison Drummond (Kyzer Thiessen), Joplin, Mo., Brock Marquardt, Logan Marquardt, Gannon Marquardt, all of Nevada, Zane Claypool, Cole Claypool, Katlyn Claypool, Molly Claypool, Sadie Claypool, all of Richards, Mo., and Olivia Eagleson, El Paso, Texas; and one great-great-grandson, Ace Bordewick, of Carl Junction, Mo.

Graveside services will be held at the Greenlawn Cemetery at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 30.

Arrangements are being handled by the Bath Naylor Funeral Home, Columbus, Kan.

Memorials are suggested to the Barone Activity Fund, 2101 N. Ash St., Nevada.