May Rose Rosie Newhouse

July 16, 1932 ~ January 31, 2011

May Rose "Rosie" Newhouse, age 78, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011, at a local hospital.

Born July 16, 1932, she was a homemaker most of her life. Rosie was a faithful and active member of Westlake United Methodist Church. She enjoyed life to the fullest, having been a member of Swinging Rebels Square Dance Club. Family time was something she loved as well as organizing anything and everything she could. Rosie enjoyed genealogy as well having been a member of S.W.L.A. Genealogy Society. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Preceding her in death was an infant daughter, Marsha Jane Newhouse.

Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Carl Newhouse of Westlake; three daughters, Susie Knowles and husband, Reggie of Westlake, Adrienne Byrd and husband, David of Hillsville, Virginia, and Karen Oliver and husband, Ed of Westlake; seven grandchildren, Sherry Meredith, Candra Thornton, Travis Horton, Matthew Byrd, Steven Byrd, Marsha McMillin, and Mark McMillin; and four great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Betty Northen will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 2, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, February 3, from 8 a.m. until time of service.

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  1. i am truly saddened to learn of the death of Mrs Newhouse-she has been a part of my life forever-she was a dear friend to my mother also-God has another angel today and ill bet they are having a big westlake reunion-god bless you Mr newhouse-susie-karen and adriene

  2. I have wonderful, happy memories of working alongside Rosie at the Westlake newspaper years ago. She will always hold a special place in my heart for being such a sweet friend. My thoughts prayers I extend to Rosie's family at this difficult time. I am so sorry that I did not hear this news early enough to have been with you all, to give you hugs.. attend her funeral. She will remain in my thoughts and in my heart always. I remain eternally grateful that our lives crossed paths, for she always warmed my heart with her presence and never ceased to bring a smile. God Bless you

  3. Miss Rosie will be missed by all. There was always a chair at her table for a friendly chat about whatever was going on in your life and hers. You could not talk to her for any length of time and not be uplifted and inspired, consoled or sent to the verge of tears laughing at her wonderful stories. Yes, Mr. Carl and girls, Miss Rosie will be missed.

  4. My condolences to your family. My mother was Florence Jean LaFosse. I had hoped to attend the funeral but not able due to weather.

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