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December 5, 2013

Betty Rose Steele Prose

SULLIVAN — Betty Rose Steele Prose “Dee”, 89, of Sullivan, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Hymera, the daughter of James Theodore and Tressie Mason Steele. She and her husband Raymond owned Prose Electric for many years and she later worked at and retired from Columbia House.  

She was a member of First Christian Church, Village Homemakers, Garden Club and various others organizations. She lived at 741 N. Main Street for 84 years, the house with the big red Merry Christmas on it this time of the year.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; her daughter, Michelle Prose Brown; her sister, Thelma Steele Terrell; and her brother, Bert Steele.

Survivors include her son, Ted Prose (and Eileen) of Terre Haute; her daughter, Patty Prose Weathers (and Rob) of Phoenix; her grandchildren, Scott Brown (and Tammie) of Sullivan, Kelli Prose Cole (and Rich) of Sullivan, Michelle Prose of Terre Haute, Mandy Brown Stanifer (and Eric) of Mishawaka, Chris Prose (and Nicole) of Munice, Curt Weathers (and Jenna) of Sacramento, Calif., and Remington Weathers of Phoenix; great-grandchildren, Arika Cole Nicol (and Matt), Jake Brown, Zack Stanifer, Morgan Prose, Noah Prose, Collin Stanifer, Carly Brown, Tyler Prose and Nathan Prose; great-great-grandchildren, Rilie Nicol and Madison Nicol; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Banks and Brust Funeral Home, 400 N. Court St., in Sullivan. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, 105 Broad St., Sullivan, IN or a charity of choice.

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