Mavis Helen Rose

September 16, 1936 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 82)

Mavis Helen Rose, 82, of Mishawaka, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Mavis was born September 16, 1936 in Waterloo, Alabama, a daughter of the late J.C. and Ruth (Gross) Clardy. Mavis moved to the Michiana area as a teenager living in South Bend and eventually settling in Mishawaka.

Mavis retired from St. Francis Convent in Mishawaka after 17 years of employment and prior to that was employed at School City of Mishawaka. She was a member of Michiana Christian Community and formerly was an active member in area Churches of the Nazarene. Mavis was very involved with Nazarene World Missions and received a Distinguished Service Award. She traveled on many Work and Witness trips to Sun Valley Indian School in Arizona. In her younger days she was involved with Campfire Girls as well as Twin Branch School PTA. Mavis had a servant’s heart and enjoyed helping others. She enjoyed cooking and baking with her girls, sewing, making crafts of all kinds, gardening and canning and yodeling.

Mavis married Glen R. Rose on October 3, 1964 and he preceded her in death on August 31, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jose Sanchez; three brothers, Joseph, James and Bill Clardy; and a sister, Lilly Herron.

Mavis is survived by her five children, Mary (Gary) Hurst, Rebecca (Terry) Parker, Jeannie (Dennis) Severns, Sheila Rose and Regina Rose-Sanchez; eight grandchildren, Danell (Bradley) Geans, Matthew (Dawn) Hurst, Jonathan (Yvonne) Parker, Patricia Parker, Mitzy (Justin) Joachim, Brooklyn (Anthony) Jackson, Brandon (Heather) Holcomb and Bryant (Dayna) Severns; nineteen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Ottie Guthrie.

Services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, March 14, in Greater Faith Fellowship, 59132 Elm Road, Mishawaka, with Rev. Terry Parker leading the service. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

Visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Wednesday in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka, and from 1 – 2 pm Thursday in church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Nazarene Missions International.


Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Nazarene Missions International; Global Ministry Center; Church of the Nazarene
17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa KS 66220

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