Rose E. Stearns

Rose E. Stearns, 94, of Fostoria, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born April 29, 1918, in Cygnet, to Ervin and Evelyn (Hoffer) Kinney. She married Ross Vernon Stearns Sept. 2, 1938, in Fostoria, and he died in April 1978.

She is survived by a sister, Patricia Watts of Largo, Fla.; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Ellen Brandeberry; a grandson; a brother, Robert Kinney; and a sister, Mary Jones.

Her Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, with the rosary prayed at 10 a.m.

Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, 301 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 3:45 p.m. Burial will follow at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.