Rosalee S. Reade went to be with the lord on Saturday, July 4, 2020 surrounded by her family at her home in Angola, Indiana after a 6 year battle with a brain disease.
She was born on March 3, 1950 in Jackson, Michigan to Rolland and Anna (Thompson) Kilburn. Her Biological mother is Jerry Britton of Camden, Michigan. She married the love of her life, Donald A. Reade on March 28, 1970.
She worked as a secretary at Angola High School for 47 ½ years. Everyone knew and loved Rosie. She always had a smile on her face and was so kind to everyone. Everyone knew Rosie’s voice as soon as she answered the phone at the High School. Teachers would say, “If you have a question or need to know something ask Rosie.”
Surviving are her daughters, Carrie A. Reade of Angola, Indiana and Angela K. (Dave) Diehl of Angola; goddaughter, Megan K. Peel of Angola, Indiana; three grandchildren, Angel Shockley of Angola, Indiana, Tyler Reade of Hamilton, Indiana and Brandon Diehl of Angola, Indiana; Mother, Jerry Britton of Camden, Michigan; Brother, Bruce (Miriam) Britton of Hillsdale, Michigan; sisters, Tara (David) Smith of Camden, Michigan, Mitzi (Jim) Begley of Reading, Michigan and Julia Lee of Nashville, Tennessee. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rolland and Anna Kilburn; loving husband, Donald A. Reade in 2000, grandchild, Michael D. Diehl in 2008 and niece, Autumn Britton in 1999.
Memorial services will be held at Noon on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Fairview Missionary Church, Angola, Indiana with Pastor Norman Fuller officiating. Visitation will be from 10-12:00 Noon prior to the service at the church on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
Memorials in Rosie’s memory may be made to the family to help with expenses in care of Carrie A. Reade.