Mrs. Rose Marie Reece Walden, age 84, of Somerset, wife of the late Joe Ruben Walden, passed away late Sunday evening, June 2, 2013 at her home in Somerset, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 30, 1929 in Mooreland, Ind. to the late Vance and Lenore Reece. She was united in marriage to Joe Ruben Walden on Aug. 24, 1946. She lived most of her life in Indiana and was a retired nurse from New Castle, Ind. State Hospital after many years of service. She moved to Pulaski Co. in 1975 where she and Joe opened and ran the Cave Creek Tackle Box in Blue John. Rose loved gardening, crocheting and spending as many hours with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as she possibly could. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and attended the Somerset Kingdom Hall.
She is survived by her three children, Suella (Roger) Boling, Somerset, Larry (Susie) Walden, Somerset, Jerry (Kathy) Walden, New Castle, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Kent Adkins (Stacy), Nicholasville, Ky., Ms. Lorie Lee Boling-Dykes, Ty Boling, Chad Walden, Abby Walden, Bradley Bertram, Dr. Taylor Walden and Kyle Walden; eight great-grandchildren, Kaley McClure-Boling, Jacey Boling, Julia Boling, Kelsea Dills, Hunter Beth Dykes, Savannah Dykes, Landon Adkins and Rachel Walden; two great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Ella Rose Ramey and Isiah Hensley; and three sisters, Ruth Harris, Hagerstown, Ind., Berry Hinshaw, Avaon, Ind., and Evelyn Bullis, Las Vegas, Nev.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joe Ruben Walden; a son, William “Billy” Vance Walden; a grandson, Kelly Joe Adkins; a granddaughter, Carrie Jo Walden; parents, Lenore and Vance Reece; and siblings, Henry “Hank” Reece, Jack Reece, Gladys Wissler, Loraine Eilar, Imogene Keesling, Mary Williams and Margaret Baker.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 740 Monticello St., Somerset, Ky. A visitation will be held prior to the memorial service from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall.
For those who would like to attend, a dinner will be held after the service at Southern Oaks Funeral Home, 2110 W. Ky. 914, Somerset, Ky.
Interment of the cremains will take place at a later date at Southmound Cemetery in New Castle, Ind. Flowers and expressions of sympathy can be delivered to Southern Oaks Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.