Barbara E. Rose, age 99, of Portland passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.

She was born Feb. 23, 1919, in Grabeel, Missouri, the daughter of Archie and Bessie (Capart) Frazier. She was married Dec. 31, 1937, to Ralph L. Rose and he died Dec. 16, 1999.

She had worked for Harvey's Apparel and Lord's Dress Shop both in Portland. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the Homemakers Class, Joy Circle and Church Women United. She was active in the Red Cross and Jay County Hospital Auxiliary, where she donated more than 14,750 hours of her time. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996 by the Cincinnatus League.

She is survived by a grandson, Allen Trump, of Lowell, Indiana.

There will be no services, and burial will be in the Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana.

Memorials can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church or Jay County Hospital Auxiliary.

Baird-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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