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Rose Sly

May 22, 1938 — August 8, 2021

Rose Marie Sly peacefully went home to be with her Savior, Sunday, August 8, 2021, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Rose was the daughter of Murray and Anne (Bosrock) Johnson of Battle Creek; born May 22, 1938. She graduated from St. Philip High School and married Stanley K. Sly on January 19, 1968, in Battle Creek. Longing for country living, they moved to Assyria to raise their four children and enjoy farming! Rose spent most her adult years as a homemaker.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking for neighbors, friends who were sick and especially family gatherings.  Rose dearly loved her dogs, which gave her extreme comfort.  She loved drawing hilarious pictures in birthday cards, treasuring family above all!  Rose valued the importance of teaching others to know God as their Savior and taught 3rd grade Sunday School in the 1970’s and was the reading assistant at Heritage Hills Christian School. She most recently attended BC Friends Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, on March 4, 2018. Also preceding her in death were her parents, daughter Lori Avers and granddaughter, Nicole Kidney. She is survived by daughter Victoria (Bart) Walker of Scotts,  son Gene (Ellen) Sly of Pelkie, son, Rick (Kathleen) Sly of Hickory Corners, Son-in-law, Ron Avers of Jackson; grandchildren: Shane Walker of California,  Vince (Alyse) Sly of California,  Trish Sly of California, Jeffrey (Claire) Kidney of Vicksburg, Luke Sly of Texas, Samuel Sly of Colorado, Steven (Simone) Cato of Detroit and Michael Johnson of Zeeland; eleven great grandchildren; many cousins and a very special cousin, Evon Boyer. The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Ellis Cemetery, Assyria Township with Rev. Dr. Robert L. Zuhl officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Sue’s Loving Care or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. www.henryfuneralhome.org

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Monday, August 16, 2021

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Monday, August 16, 2021

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