Obituaries: Laurie Rose

OTTUMWA – Laurie Sue Rose, 49, of 715 Sharon Ave. died at 1:20 p.m. December 16, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born October 4, 1967 in Ottumwa to Ora and Loretta Shultz Rose.  She married John Marley, father of Baylee, and they later divorced.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1987, she had worked as a waitress at Heady’s Restaurant.

Surviving are two daughters, Samantha Rose and Baylee Rose both of Ottumwa; a granddaughter, Rylee; her mother, Loretta Rose of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Cyndi French of Ottumwa; nephews, Bret and Blane French; J.J. Heckethorn, who was like a son; Samantha’s father, Craig Richards of Ottumwa; aunts and uncles, Sue Wahl, Ruby Heady, Elnora Polecheck, Carol Fisher, Larry Shultz, David Shultz, Richard Shultz and Raymond Rose.

She was preceded in death by her father; an uncle, Jerry Heady and her grandmother, Martha Shultz.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Hemmings officiating.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospitals.