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Theda Howell Rose 1933 - 2016

PRATT — Theda Howell Rose, 83, of Pratt, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. She was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Mullinville, to Clifford and Thelma (Liggett) Howell. She graduated from Mullinville High School and earned a Masters in Special Education from Fort Hays State University. On July 12, 1953, she married Franklin A. Rose at her home in Mullinville. She taught a year at Stafford, then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, for two years, then moved back to the family farm before teaching special education in Great Bend for 20 years, then moved back to Greensburg, until the tornado in 2007 when she and Franklin moved to Pratt.
Mrs. Rose was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Agenda Club, both at Greensburg.
Surviving in addition to her husband Franklin, are one son, John (Kay) Rose of Mullinville; one daughter, Karla (Dennis) Hitz of Abilene; five grandchildren, Christopher Degenhardt of Great Bend, Tyer Rose of Cherokee, Okla., Michlynn St.John of Marysville, Nicole Cooper of Mullinville, and Kaden Hitz of Abilene; and eight great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sons, David and Steven Rose; and a sister, Leree Howell Kennedy.
Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family receiving friends Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary in Pratt. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Greensburg with Pastor Terry Mayhew presiding. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Greensburg in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Larrison Mortuary*
300 Country Club Road
Pratt, KS 67124
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 6, 2016