On April 6, 1942, she was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Newton Perry and Betty (Hall) Wallen. Deloris graduated from Sidney High School, Sidney, Indiana and also studied Industrial Supervision at Ivy Tech Community College, Warsaw. She was united in marriage to Joe L. Rose on May 28, 1960, in Clintwood, Va., who survives.
She was involved in many activities including being a den mother for the Cub Scouts, a troop leader for the Brownies and Girl Scouts and president of the Warsaw Bowling Club. She was past president of American Legion Post #258 Women’s Auxiliary, Pierceton, and a member of the Past Presidents’ Parly American Legion; VFW Post #1126 Women’s Auxiliary, Warsaw; Moose Lodge, North Manchester; Women’s Color Guard and American Legion. She was also a delegate to the Second District Convention for the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Deloris was a volunteer for the V.A. Hospital and Cardinal Center, as well as a volunteer English tutor and volunteer Blue Print Reading Instructor for Flexsteel, Inc., New Paris. She was a co-chair and fundraising director for the Kosciusko County War Memorial Project and a committee member for Warsaw Community Schools Gifted and Talented Program. She worked for Kimble Glass, Warsaw in Quality Control and then was a supervisor for Cardinal Center, Warsaw. She then worked for Flexsteel, Inc., New Paris in Quality Control until she retired in 2002. Deloris loved to read, bowl, play bingo and golf.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years; five children: Kimberly (Michael) Whitaker, North Manchester; Debra (Douglas) Drudge, Claypool; Joe L. Rose Jr., Claypool; Lisa (Christopher) Pett, Stevens Point, Wis.; Lori (Bret) Stanger, Winona Lake; six sisters: Barbara Miller, Mentone; Josephine (Clifford) Clevenger, Pierceton; Laura Ellen Wallen, Warsaw; Betty June McCord, Leesburg; Braska (Billy) Rose, Warsaw; Tammy (Rex) Allen, Warsaw; two brothers: Woodrow Wallen, Columbia City; and William (Lori) Wallen, South Whitley; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Jack and Ernie Wallen; and her sister: Donna Crum.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the funeral chapel with Pastor Abe Hepler officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to Kosciusko Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1196.
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