Hazel Irene Rose, 89, died at 5:55 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at the Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. 

She was born in Casey, Illinois on Sept. 25, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Omer Orry and Helen Iola (Mitchell) Lowe. 

She graduated from Mattoon High School, and was a talented individual who could make beautiful keepsakes with her painting skills and various crafts. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, and for many years, she and her husband, Robert, enjoyed and were grateful for the many years of travel they experienced.

She married Robert Donald Rose on April 28, 1972 in Jerseyville, and together they were blessed with 43 years of marriage before his death on Oct. 14, 2015. 

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Leslee and John Zell of Morton; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Jodi McSchooler of Arcadia, Florida; a daughter-in-law, Wendy Rose of Cedar Hill, Missouri; eight grandchildren, one of which is Jeff Berry of Nixa, Missouri, whom she helped raise after the death of her daughter; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Wanda Lowe of Arcadia, Florida.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen (McSchooler) Berry on March 19, 1977; a step-son, Donald Rose; and a brother, Charles F. Lowe. 

A memorial service and reception will be held in her honor at New Life Christian Church, Morton on Saturday December 15, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm.