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Evelyn Rose "Rosie" Preston
Evelyn Rose VioletEvelyn Rose "Rosie" Preston, age 88 of Richwood, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the DeWolfe House in Marion.  She was born March 27, 1925 in Milford Center to the late Arthur Garfield and Jennie Mae (Debolt) Parthemer.

Rosie grew up in Richwood and worked at the Marion Depot helping the war effort during WW2.  She married husband Charles Mitchell Ross in 1941, who in early 50's started "Ross Bros Auto salvage" just east of Marengo. They had sons Kenneth in 1944 and Randy in 1955.  She moved back to Richwood in 1962 after Mitchell’s death in 1959 and then losing her mother Jennie Mae Grandstaff (Debolt) and step father Benjamin Grandstaff within 18 months. Rosie graduated from Marion Beauty Academy in 1962 and opened the "Pink Poodle" beauty salon in Richwood.  She was a member of the Richwood Garden Club.  She married John T Hamilton Jr. (Hamilton Plumbing and Heating) in 1964 and had a son, John Scott Hamilton in 1965.  She married Kenneth E. Preston December 2003.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Mitchell (Anna) Ross of Richwood; Randy Lee (Melanie) Ross of Green Camp; John Scott (Tina) Hamilton of Richwood; a brother, Raymond (Nellie) Grandstaff of Mt Vernon; two step-daughters, Judy A. (Sam) Wiford of Wisconsin; Sandra K. (Charles) Brown of Richwood and immediate family grandchildren, Charles Mitchell (Star) Ross II; Rosetta Faye Ross (deceased at birth), Ira William (Carolyn) Henderson, Jessica Renee Hamilton, John Thomas Hamilton III, Julia Autumn Hamilton, and numerous great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her step-father, Benjamin Grandstaff, her first husband, Charles Mitchell Ross in 1959, her second husband, John T. Hamilton Jr. in 1997, her third husband, Kenneth E. Preston in 2013, a brother, Richard Parthemer, a sister, Vida Ross, brother-in-law, Russell Ross, step-daughter, Lynda Sue Hamilton and step-son Steven T. Hamilton.

Funeral services will be Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood where friends may call from 3:00 until the time of service.  Rev. Dave M. Dipietro will officiate.  Private graveside services for Rosie and Ken will be held in Claibourne Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Acclaim Hospice and Palliative Care of Columbus, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 140, Columbus, Ohio 43231.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Al and Janet Scheuerer & Family
Ft Wayne, IN
Wed, May 15, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Rose will be missed and remembered as a dear friend and great lady, with a nice sense of humor. We will always remember the good times and visits with her and Kenny in Florida, Indiana and Ohio.

She will be dearly missed.  
Scheuerer and Weil Families

#2 from: Fritz & Arlene Blue
Thu, May 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM

To the family:

Rosie will be missed, because she was loved by those who knew her.She had a lot of bumps along life's road but she always
came throug with style and grace. Her suffering is over and finally she has peace and will spend eternity with her loved ones who have gone before her.

I will miss our chats at income tax time I always looked forward to seeing her when she came home from wintering in Florida. May you all find peace in knowing she is in God's arms now and someday you will see her again.

#3 from: Carolyn Henderson
Thu, May 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

I'm so sorry that I am gone at this sad time, I said my goodbyes to Grandma Rosie on Monday, she was a wonderful,kind person, loved and missed by many

#4 from: David Slonecker Jr
Rosendale Wisconsin
Fri, May 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Growing up, I can't recall a time that I ever saw Aunt Rosie without a smile on her face.  I always looked forward to going to her house with my Mom when I was young.  We'll miss you Aunt Rosie.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the family.

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