Karen J. Rose, age 69 of Tipp City, passed away January 18, 2019. She was born October 17, 1949 in Greenville, OH to her mother, Doris (Mote) Saunders and her late father, James D. Saunders. In addition to her father, Karen was preceded in death by her brothers, James L. Saunders and Douglas A. Saunders.
She is survived by her mother, Doris of Laura, OH; children, Tom Rose of Gettysburg, OH, Sheilah Rose of New York, NY and Edie Rose of Kettering, OH; grandchildren, Michael Rose, Brandon Rose and Allyssa Jones; siblings, Bonnie & Terry Barga of Laura, OH, Ken & Julie Saunders of Laura, OH, Lonnie & Saundra Saunders of Troy, OH; sister-in-law, Glenda Saunders of Laura, OH and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Karen served as a Missionary in the United States and Europe for 25 years. She was a member of Living Word Church in Vandalia.
Family will receive friends from 5-8 PM on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Newcomer North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Rd. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 1 at the funeral home with Pastor Pat Murray officiating. Interment will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton, OH.
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