Rosellen Ware Davis, 85, of Madison, died at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hanover.
Rose entered this life May 19, 1929, in Franklin. She was the loving daughter of the late Clancy Serle and Ruth Viola Smock Ware.
She was raised in Franklin and was a 1947 graduate of Franklin High School. She enjoyed music all of her life and always was involved in a band.
She was united in marriage Nov. 27, 1947, to Ralph David Davis at Tabernacle Christian Church in Franklin by the Rev. Richard Lentz. This happy union of 57 years was blessed with a daughter, Terri, and a son, Scott.
Rose worked for Standard Grocery, State Auto, City Drug and L.S. Ayres and Co. She last worked for Johnson County as a court reporter and previously worked in the clerk’s office and the auditor’s office. She had resided in Madison since 1990 and enjoyed playing the bass drum for the Madison Community Concert Band.
She had been a member of the Madison Assembly of God and now held membership in the River Valley Community Church. She enjoyed membership in the Red Hat Society as well.
Rose was a devoted wife, loving mother and adoring grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Terri Lee, and her son, Scott Davis, both of Madison; her grandchildren, Curtis Lee, Robert Davis and Michael Davis; and her great-grandchildren, Jackson Lee, Riley Davis and Katiness Davis.
She was preceded in death her parents, Clancy Serle and Ruth Viola Smock Ware; her husband of 57 years, Ralph David Davis, who died March 15, 2004; her sister, Norma Jean Ware; and a grandson, Matthew Lee, who died June 6, 1996.
A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Pastors Shane Brunner and Bill Maginn officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
The family requests memorials in memory of Rosellen to the Madison Community Concert Band, Manville Christian Church or River Valley Community Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.morgan-nay.com.