Obituary of Lillian J. Rose
ILION – Lillian J. Rose, age 86, of Gage Road, Ilion, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023, after a brief illness, with her family by her side.
Born on March 26, 1936 in Ilion, Lillian was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Hathaway) Oviatt. She was raised and educated locally and attended Ilion schools. On April 25, 1952, she was married to Edward C. Rose, Sr. in Frankfort, and together they shared in a blessed union of over sixty-seven years, until Ed’s passing on May 11, 2019.
For a time, Lillian was employed with Mele Manufacturing, General Electric and at the Folts Home in the laundry department. Her primary focus, however, was always on the well being of her husband and children.
She enjoyed reading, puzzles, crosswords and crocheting, all which helped to keep her mind sharp. She also loved scary movies and her daily television shows. She held an appreciation for nature and enjoyed camping with her family. She also adored her pet birds and her puppy!
Surviving family members include her daughters, Susan Bevins and her husband, Roy, of Ilion and Debra Leonard and her husband, Tony, of Mocksville, NC; her son, Edward C. Rose, Jr., of Ilion; her six grandchildren, Joseph Rose, Amanda Dillard and her husband, Scotty, Sarah Bevins, Roy Bevins, Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, Tracey O’Bryan, and Jennifer Frasier and her husband, Jared; her fifteen great-grandchildren, Blake and his fiancée, Hannah Thompson, Emma, Morgan, Cheyenne, Olivia, Carter, Jayden, Isabella, Quinn, Alayna, Caleb, Kiiya, Beckett, Jordan and Thayer; and her great-great granddaughter, Layla Rose. She also leaves her in-laws, Floyd and Veronica Rose of Ilion and Helen Rose of New Hartford, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, infant son, Carl Rose, in 1958 and her sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Alton Beech, Gladys and Clarence White, Ruth and Jerome Stanley and Dorothy Foster.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family’s larger facility, located at 4309 Acme Road, Town of Frankfort, Ilion, NY (315) 894-8000. Lillian’s funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Sunday at 4:00PM at the funeral home, immediately upon the conclusion of visitation. Spring interment will take place in Mt. View Memorial Gardens.
For those wishing to do so, please consider memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia, 22116. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Lillian’s final wishes have been entrusted to the Enea, Ciaccia and Applegate funeral directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.eneafamily.com.