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Bobby Rose

April 25, 1933 — February 26, 2023

Bobby G. Rose, 89, of Frankfort, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at the home of his daughter. He was born on April 25, 1933, to the late Ethel and Elbert Rose, in Letcher County, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathleen, after sixty-three years of marriage.


He is survived by his five children, Vicki (Terry) Aldenderfer, Nick (Becky) Rose, Doris (Tim) Conley, Bobby (Kristeen) Rose, and Blake (Jenny) Rose, he was loved deeply by his twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren, one sister, Yvonne Pratt of Abingdon, VA, one sister-in-law, Jackie Rose, one brother-in-law, Bill Pratt, and special friends, Glen Higginbotham, and Mitch Sullivan. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Patsy, Judy, and Wanda, as well as three brothers, Buford, Billie, and Harold.


Bobby served two years as a tank commander in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Scioto Valley Honor Guard. He was one of the first male nurses hired at the VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, in 1963, and was employed there for thirty years. He was a member of the Lonesome Pine Masonic Lodge. Bobby will always be remembered for his passion for winning the lost to Christ. He served as a volunteer chaplain for Adena Hospitals for twenty-two years. He was chaplain for Herr’s Potato Chips through Market Place Ministries for twenty years. He taught Sunday School for over fifty years. He will be remembered for his legacy of love, friendship, and his ability to reach out to others in times of need. He was a member of the Ross County Gideons for fifty years.


Bobby’s family would like to say a special thank you to Adena Hospice.


A funeral service for Bobby will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the First Church of God, 780 E. Water St, Chillicothe with Pastor Kim Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, where military honors will be accorded by the Ross County Honor Guard. Friends and family can visit with Bobby’s family at the First Church of God on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the building fund at the First Church of God, PO Box 83, Chillicothe, OH 45601, or the Ross County Gideons, PO Box 1814, Chillicothe, OH 45601. 

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