Rose B. Rosa, 72, of Fontanet, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Resurrection House in Chicago. Rosa was born Jan. 13, 1941, in Terre Haute, to Earl and Ida Hoopengardner Thomas. She had been employed by Rio Grande Elementary School as a custodian for many years. Rose loved to ride horses and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Rose was preceded in death by both of her parents; two brothers, Bill and George Thomas; and three sisters, Sara Cunningham, and Nellie and Carol Thomas. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles Rosa; three daughters, Tina, Rosella and Lora Rosa; two sons, Chucky Rosa and his wife Karan, and Ralph Rosa; one sister; Sherry Price; and three brothers, Pete, Alan and Chuck Thomas; as well as seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, friends, family, and loved ones.
A memorial service to celebrate Rose’s life will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., in Terre Haute. Visitation will be from 4 until service time on Tuesday. Online condolences may be made at: