Rosalee S. "Rosie" (Kilburn) Reade

Born: Fri., Mar. 3, 1950
Died: Sat., Jul. 4, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 18, 2020
Location: Fairview Missionary Church

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jul. 18, 2020
Location: Fairview Missionary Church

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


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.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Direct website to florist ordering, saving on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Cassie Pfafman
   Posted Tue July 07, 2020
Prayers to you Angie and your whole family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Shery Gaffin Copeland
   Posted Tue July 07, 2020
She worked at AHS when I was in high school and when my boys were in school. Always a friendly face and great problem solver. Prayers of comfort for the family.

Cheri Carpenter
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
Angie, Dave & extended family:

Your mom was the 'glue' of the Angola High School office for all of us who went to school at the original AHS (now the Community Center).

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and yours.....
Take care.....Cheri Carpenter

Alice Cole
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
I loved working with Rosie the first few years I worked at AHS. She was very helpful to me, the friendly face you wanted to go to for answers. Never an unkind word from her mouth. She will be missed.

Chris rowe
   Posted Sat July 18, 2020
I enjoyed working with rosie very much! She was a very kind lady. Rosie is a true legend at the high school! Will deeply miss her. Rest in peace.

Sam Nofziger
   Posted Sat July 18, 2020
I had the good fortune to work with Rosie for many years. If you needed something taken care of or had a question, Rosie was the first person you'd go to. She will always be remembered at AHS and will be missed.

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use