The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 19, 2014

Max E. Rose

LIBERAL, Mo. — Max E. Rose, 76, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Luke's Heart Institute, Kansas City, Mo., after a courageous battle with numerous health issues.

Max was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Lamar, Mo., to Estelle and Wenona (James) Rose. He attended the West Union Rural School and graduated form Liberal High School in 1956. After 1 term of college in Warrensburg, he returned home to do what he loved most, farm.

He married Kay Hedges on Oct. 19, 1958, at the Liberal Methodist Church. Outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing and all sports was something he enjoyed. He especially loved watching his grandkids participate in their activities. Max was a member of the Oakton United Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death  were his parents; his older brother, Charles Rose; and daughter, Elissa Schumacher.

He is survived by his wife, Kay; sons, Linden Rose and wife, Wendy, Kerry Rose and wife, Tammy; daughter, Tammy Trout, all of Liberal; and son, Tim Rose, of Jasper; additional survivors include, grandchildren, Kristina Moore and husband, Sam, Karmen, Garrett, Trevor, Bryant, Lauren, Megan, Parker and Austin Rose; Cody, Keaton and Kade Trout.

A celebration of Max's life will be held on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Oakton United Methodist Church, 318 South Hwy J, Lamar, Mo.

Memorial suggestions are St. Luke's Mid-America Memorial Heart Transplant Fund. In care of Konantz-Warden Funeral Home.

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