Rose Dana Thompson, 73, of New Knoxville, Ohio. passed away on January 19, 2023.
She was born November 1, 1949, to parents Jack and Helen Cline of Mansfield, Ohio. She was raised by Herb and Dorothy Cline of New Knoxville, Ohio.
She graduated from New Knoxville High School in 1968. Rose retired from Crown Equipment Corporation in 1990 after 17 years.
Rose is survived by her husband, Johnny, of 53 years. By her daughters Amy (Ken) Hemmelgarn and Sheila (Rod) Farley, and their children, Jarod (Alexis) Hemmelgarn of Delaware, Ohio; Bailey Hemmelgarn of Bellefontaine, Ohio; Delaney Farley of Bowling Green, Ohio; Addison Farley (Lance Orick) of Canton, Georgia; Samantha Hemmelgarn of New Bremen, Ohio; Cameron Farley of New Knoxville, Ohio.
She is also survived by her siblings, Jerry Cline; Sylvia (Todd) Spieles; Bobbie Cline; Ethel (Steve) Musick; Herb (Susan) Cline; John David Cline; Rick (Evelyn) Cline; and brother-in-law Leigh Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Diana (Leigh) Jackson, and her grandson Zac (Bailey) Hemmelgarn.
Rose was known for her cooking and famous for her apple pies. She used her talents volunteering at the Grace Church in St. Marys, Ohio, cooking for their weekly community dinners. She also had a knack for interior design, enjoyed sewing and collecting antiques.
Rose was devoted to her family. She loved her grandchildren dearly and was lucky enough to see them almost every day of their childhood. Her children and grandchildren inherited her creativity and cooking ability which will live on through them.
The family has entrusted Miller Funeral Home with the arrangements. Friends will be received at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, OH, on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Memorial services will be held directly following. Rev. Mitch Arnold will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to St Ritas Hospice, and condolences may be sent to Rose’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net