Rose Marie Middleton, 92, died at 9:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, surrounded by her family.
She was born July 19, 1920, in Little Rock, Ark., to Martha (Sevi) and George Sauter. She
married M.H. "Red" Middleton Jan. 4, 1942, and he preceded her in death Aug. 18, 1977.
She is survived by four sons, James of Findlay, David (Sue) of New Riegel, John (Carol) of Findlay and George (Janet) of Jenera; four daughters, Judith (Marvin) Sallee of Kenton, Martha (Kenneth) Barker of Alger and Carolyn Gregg and Ginny (Stacy) Bishop, both of Findlay; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Rose was preceded in death by four brothers, Norman, Edward, Ernest and Eugene; one sister, Jeanette Banks; a daughter-in-law, Jeannie; and a grandson, Matthew Middleton.
Rose was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Findlay. She was treasurer of the 55 Plus Club of St. Michael's and a volunteer for Blanchard Valley Hospital.
She enjoyed reading, solving word puzzles and watching sports. Her greatest joy, though, was spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed. Rose "fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith."
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 5, 2012, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Bright Road, Findlay, with the Rev. Shaji Thomas as celebrant.
Burial will follow at Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia, east of Findlay.
Memorials may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church or Bridge Home Health and Hospice.
Online condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com.