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“Walter & Jeremy: Rose & I spent may days & sometimes late evenings working together at Bayer Human Resource Dept. Had many talks and lots of laughs...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Carolyn Wilborne - Nitro, WV

“Rose, you were always so good to us at Vienna PD...you did a lot of work for us in those days and our dispatchers all thought the world of you. Those...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Steve Williams - Vincent, OH

“God Bless you Rose. I love you. Gale ”
3 of 38 | Posted by: Gale Bradley - Port Austin, MI

“This is to epress my coondolences for the loss of Rose, such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Hans ”
4 of 38 | Posted by: Hans Witt - Business colleague

“Dear Walter, Jeremy and family. I only had the pleasure of knowing Rose for about 5 years and then only seeing her at the State Samborees. One...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Jim Sole - Clarksburg, WV

“Dear Walter, Jeremy, Uncle Lawrence, Bonnie & Family, Lawrence Jr. & Family, & Richard & Family We're so sorry for your loss. I remember Rose...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Stephanie Sigler - Hedgesville, WV

“Dear Walter and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your son. May the wonderful memories of Rose sustain you during this difficult time ”
7 of 38 | Posted by: Judy Romano - South Charleston, WV

“Walter and family, our prayers go out to you in the loss of your wife. May God Bless and give you the strength during this time of grieving. Your...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Larry & Linda Farley - Faith, NC

“Sorry for your loss praying for the famly. ”
9 of 38 | Posted by: Elizabeth Archer Hicks & family - WV

“Walter,Jeremy and family,I am sorry to hear about Rose. She was the sweetest and most pleasant person one could know. She helped make my transition...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Mark Kilburn - Milton, WV

“I was so sorry to hear about Rose. She was such a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
11 of 38 | Posted by: Kathy Taylor - Fraziers Bottom, WV

“During my time at the Institute Site, Rose was one of the most helpful and friendly people I have ever met. My memories of Rose and our time together...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Chris Evans - Co-worker

“We were graduates with Rose at school. ”
13 of 38 | Posted by: Bruce and Teresa Stanley (Dulin)

“So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person... Thinking of you all and lifting you up in prayer. ”
14 of 38 | Posted by: Rhonda Wolford - friend

“We're so sorry for you loss. Rose was a very special person. ”
15 of 38 | Posted by: Randall Sheets & Family

“Walter, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how special your Rose is to you. I pray that God provides the comfort and strength you and your...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Janie (Strickland) Harmon

“I have known for a long time,She is a very speacial person.She is beautiful inside and out.There will never be another one like her.Rose I hope you...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Bill Riddle - mineralwells, WV

“Sorry we couldn't be there with you in your time of loss. We are praying for you and Jeremy. Jerry & Dee Dee ”
18 of 38 | Posted by: Jerry Pauley - South Charleston, WV

“Rosie, You were a wonderful person, we go back a long time, I remember the first time we meet and how we laughed about it from time to time....Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Elaine Mallory Pettigrew - SC

“Walter, I was deeply saddened by the news of your wife's passing. This must be very difficult for you. You are in my thoughts and my prayers. Scott ”
20 of 38 | Posted by: Scott Cross - Greensburg, PA

“Lawrence, Jr., Bonnie, Richard & families: Just wanted to let you know that we are sorry to hear of Rose's passing. We are praying that God will...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Janet Priselac - friend

“My heart breaks for you and your family. I know your pain and I pray that you will be given an extra measure of God's grace. She was a special lady...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Lana Newhouse Taylor - St. Albans, WV

“I have great memories of Rose. Growing up we used to go and visit with the family. We used to enjoy playing Barbie's and board games with her and...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Sandy Curtiss-Guinn(Thompson) - AZ

“Rose was my mentor when I started working at Bayer. Unfortunately, I only got to spend 3 yrs., getting to know her. I loved her very, very much. I...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Rachel Durbin - Dunbar, WV

“You have me empathy on the loss of Rose! She was my HR rep. here at Institute plant and I always felt in good hands with her. I am sorry she is...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Bill Varian

“Rose was a very special person to the West Virginia Sams and their friends. Our deepest sympathy to Walter and Jeremy.cK. . ”
26 of 38 | Posted by: Jack and Betty Coughenour - OH

“I will always remember Rose for the great Lady she was. She was very efficient and very friendly to all who needed help. You seldom entered her...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Diana Stone - co-worker

“I am saddened to hear of your loss. Over the years I have had the opportunity to talk with and seek guidance from Rose while I worked at the plant...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Guy Nisbet - Charleston, WV

“Walter and Jeremy...you are both in my family's thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
29 of 38 | Posted by: Erin Feazell - Friend

“Walter I have you in my prayers. Roses smile always lighted up the room. ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Goldie Skaggs - Friend

“Walter & Jeremy, my love & prayers are with you at this sad at time. Lois Wilson. ”
31 of 38 | Posted by: Loose. Wilon - parkersburg, WV

“I didn't know Rose very long. I started working at Bayer in September 2010 and Rose was so kind to take me under her wing. We laughed a lot together...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Kathy Bird - Charleston, WV

“My prayers are with you! Rose was a wonderful women!!! ”
33 of 38 | Posted by: Kaye Tyler - Charleston, WV

“Will always rember your friendship. ”
34 of 38 | Posted by: Ken Timmins - Pensacola, FL

“My deepest sympathy to the family during this difficult time. Your in our thoughts & prayers ”
35 of 38 | Posted by: Rhonda Beck Schesventer - Kent, OH

“Rose will be missed by a lot of people, and we'll all have our memories of heer over the years. She was one 'special lady" in our book. Our...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Don & Carolyn Martin - WV

“Soar, Rose soar. You have your wings! Love and prayers to you all. ”
37 of 38 | Posted by: Don and Kathy Wise - Friend

“Walter & Jeremy so sorry to hear about Rose know that you two are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: Herb & Judy Floyd - Little Birch, WV


Rose Marie Coleman, 52, of South Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at home.

She was born on July 17, 1959 in Parkersburg, WV. She was a 1977 graduate of Wirt County High School where she was a member of FBLA and the National Honor Society. She obtained her BA of Business degree from West Virginia State University. She was employed at Bayer Crop Science for the past 30 years. She was formerly a radio operator for the West Virginia State Police in Parkersburg.

Rose was the secretary for Ridgewood Pool in South Charleston, a board member and secretary and door prize coordinator for The WV Good Sams Club, Team Mom for the South Charleston Little League and she participated in the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Thompson; paternal grandparents, William H. and Vera L. Thompson; maternal grandparents, Wilson B and Eythel M. Hale.

Rose is survived by husband, Walter L. Coleman, Jr.; son, Jeremy T. Coleman of South Charleston; father, Lawrence L. Thompson, Sr. of Elizabeth; brother, Lawrence L. Thompson, Jr. of Elizabeth, sister, Bonnie S. Bell (Tom) Hennen of Elizabeth; brother, Richard B. (Dora Lea) Thompson of Mineral Wells; eight nieces and nephews; seven great nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws Linda J. (Doug) Ratliff of St. Albans and Terri L. (Mark) Swecker of South Charleston

A Service to Honor the Life of Rose Coleman will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 23, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, South Charleston with Pastor Rick Pursley and Chaplain Homer Fink officiating. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Family and friends may visit from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25312

Memories of Rose Coleman may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.

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