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Betty Jane Carr Rose

Betty Jane Carr Rose, widow of Deward “Dude” Ray Rose, departed this life on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at her home in Lexington, surrounded by her loving family, having attained the age of 93 years. Betty was born in Fayette County on October 20, 1930, the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mary Wilgus Harp Carr, attended Lafayette High School, and was a farmer and homemaker. As a member of Old Union Christian Church for seventy-five years, she served the church faithfully as an Elder Emeritus, pianist, Sunday school teacher, a member of CFW, and started the choir serving as a member and choir director over the years. She also worked in the cafeteria at Russell Cave Elementary School, as well as part time in the Fayette County Sheriff’s office. In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Tinnie Gibson Carr and his wife Barbara, and a sister Nola Reed and her husband James.

Surviving are three children, Connie Rae (Gayle) Tipton, Tom (Diann) Rose, Judy Rose; three grandchildren, Aaron Thomas (Danielle) Toohey, Tracy Lynn Rose, and Courtney Jane Rose. Also surviving are two great grandchildren, Mason Owen Toohey, Jessica Rose Toohey; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The visitation for Betty Jane Carr Rose began at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Old Union Christian Church with the funeral service following at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Scott Winkler officiating. Interment followed in Old Union cemetery with casket bearers being Tom Rose, Gayle Tipton, Aaron Toohey, Jason Carr, Mason Toohey, Gip Carr, Rick Reed, and Lola J. Durbin.

The family suggest memorial donations to Old Union Church CWF, or the church choir, 6856 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.

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