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Rose Marie Vandiver
Rose Marie Vandiver

Memorial and visitation services for Rose Marie Vandiver, 60, Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Clyde Webb and Mary Wiggs Webb, on July 3, 1953 in Thayer, Missouri and died July 8, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

She is survived by three children, Niki Denny and husband, Henry, Koshkonong, Missouri, Johnnie “Peanut” Vandiver and wife, Jodie, Cabool, Missouri, and Billy Vandiver and wife, Raelyn, Koshkonong, Missouri; four siblings, Bobby Webb and wife, Helen, Snethern, Missouri, Carolyn Jackson and husband, Cecil, Koshkonong, Missouri, Ann Rich, Salem, Missouri, and Bill Webb and wife, Mary, Tucson, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Makayla, Cordell, Cade, Gavin, and Kanyon Vandiver, Jocelyn Denny, and Miranda Vandiver.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant daughters, Chandra and Tasha Vandiver; two grandchildren, Jay and Braylon Denny, and one brother, Carl Coats.

She had been employed with Marathon Electric, later known as Regal-Beloit, for thirty-five years. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation or the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and can be left at Carter Funeral Home in West Plains.

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6 Comments

  1. Clarence & Donna Ball
    July 10, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    we are so saddened by the loss of your mother, we pray the good Lord wraps his loving arms around you & gives you comfort in your time of need. Our Prayers & thoughts are with you. Clarence & Donna Ball & Family

  2. Cindy Girdley
    July 10, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Remember to turn to God and he will help you thru this hard time..Rose was always so sweet to me when we worked together at Marathon..She will be dearly missed

  3. Audena Granger
    July 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    Very sorry to hear about Rose. May you have many wonderful memories to treasure.
    God Bless to each of you,
    Audena Granger

  4. Kathy Reynolds
    July 11, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    My heart hurts,Rosie and I had a lot of laughs as we walked.I always admired Rosie,when things were the toughest she always picked herself up by the boot straps and did what it took to give her children the best she could.I will always remember Rosie and treasure the time we spent together.Blessings to her family.

  5. Joan Billingsley
    July 11, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    You are all in my prayers and thoughts. I share your grief and know the pain you are feeling. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

  6. Rosemary (Staley) Romans
    July 12, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Peanut, Niki and BJ. There was a time that your mom and I were just about inseparable! That was many years ago. Life got in the way and while we’d forever remain dear friends we didn’t keep in touch as often as we should have. The memories I have of your mom are priceless! We laughed. We cried. We made others laugh and cry! We did things that ONLY the Grace of God kept us from being killed! Like the time your mom was supposed to be in Springfield. She was staying with her mom. It was summer time. She came down, picked me and one of my Illinois cousins up who was visiting and we went to Sloan’s Ford! We’d have gotten by with it had we not been hit broadside as we were going home! And there was the time she flew down our drive way, came to a screeching halt with dust going everywhere. She jumped out of the car and ran to the house yelling she needed a band aide. Scared mom half to death! She was having a flat tire and wanted a band aide to stop the leak! My heart breaks for you kids and grandkids while my brain struggles to grasp the reality of her passing. Love one another. Be close to each other. Make happy memories. Make lemonade when life throws you lemons. God didn’t promise life would be a rose garden, only that there’d be roses along the way. You are your mom’s roses along life’s way. She was one my roses along life’s way. May God lift you up in the days and months to come.