Rose

October 25, 1942 ~ December 20, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Rose Marie Smith Clary, 78, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 under the care of Heart-to-Heart Hospice in Newburgh, IN.

She was born October 25, 1942 in Owensboro to the late William and Anna Lee Grant Smith. Rosie was married 61 years to her devoted husband George “Sonny” Clary lll.

Rosie was a homemaker and worked hard to raise her six children. She then became MeMaw Rosie to her only two grandkids, Nicholas, and Cody. After all the kids were grown, she went to work for Mt. Saint Joseph Retreat Center before retiring. Her entire adult life she spent blessing people. She loved playing cards with her family and friends, and those games could get aggressive. A devoted member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, she spent her whole life there, being very involved with church activities, including teaching CCD for many years.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by two of her sons Keith and Kenny Clary, her siblings Pat Smith, Freddy Smith, Bobbie Heller, Mary Jean Leonhard and Carol Sue Gibsons.

Rosie is survived by her children Lisa Clary of Stanley, Lynn (Joe) Lancaster of Spottsville, Kevin Clary of Newman, and Leah Beth Clary of Owensboro; her grandsons Nicholas Lancaster of Robards and Cody Lancaster of Spottsville; sister Martha (Chico) Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews

Services will be 10 am Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church. Visitation will be 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory and again on Wednesday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the church. Prayer will be said on Tuesday at 5:00 pm.

All who wish to honor Rose at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home and the church for the safety of all those in attendance.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Clary Share your messages of condolence with the family of Rose Marie Smith Clary and sign her virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com

Services

Visitation: December 22, 2020 1:00 pm - December 22, 2020 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

Prayer Service: December 22, 2020 5:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

Visitation: December 23, 2020 9:00 am - December 23, 2020 10:00 am

St. Peter of Alcantara
81 Church Street
Owensboro, KY 42301


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Funeral Mass: December 23, 2020 10:00 am

St. Peter of Alcantara
81 Church Street
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

Burial Service: December 23, 2020 11:00 am

St. Peter of Alcantara Cemetery
Stanley, KY
Owensboro, KY 42301


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  1. Lisa. I’m so so sorry to hear your mother passed. Many prayers for you and the rest of your family. Feel good she gets to spend Christmas celebration with Jesus!!

  2. Rosie will truly be missed by so many who loved her. I loved playing cards with her even with “Rosie’s Rules”. She was a kind and loving person with only good to say about anyone.She is at peace with her parents, sons, brothers and sisters in heaven. Prayers for her and all of her wonderful family who loved her dearly.

  3. Prayers for all of you as you struggle through the pain of this loss. May you find comfort in knowing that she isn’t in pain anymore and that you will see her again. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  4. I’m so sorry for the loss of this amazing Lady! She always had a smile and such a nice uplifting laugh! She will be missed by many!❤️🌺❤️

  5. To the Clary family,
    I’m sorry for your loss,
    Your folks n mine were really good friends when we were growing up!

  6. I am so sorry for the loss of Rosie. Such s special gift to so many. Be assured of my prayers for eternal light for Rosie and comfort and peace for all her loved ones.
    Martha, so very sorry. She will always be remembered because she was so loved♡ Sister Martha Keller,osu

  7. My sympathy to the whole Clary family…Rosie was a strong individual who loved her family very much!!! And yes … very competitive card player !
    May she Rest In Peace, Amen

  8. Heaven received another angel! May your cherished memories provide comfort during this time, and in the weeks ahead. Prayers for the Clary’s and extended families.

  9. Heaven received another angel! May your cherished memories provide comfort during this time, and in the weeks ahead. Prayers for the Clary’s and extended families.

  10. The passing of Aunt Rosie is a very sad day. She was an amazing person that made all of our lives better.

    Love,

    The Leonhard’s

  11. So sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing. We will miss her deeply but have a lifetime of fond memories that she gave us. Rich and I were just watching a family reunion video last night that showed her and her siblings having great fun together and making us laugh.

  12. Diane m Dodson I worked with Rosie at the mount. She was such a sweet, kind, and loving person. May she Rest In Peace.

  13. Thinking of you all. Rosie was an awesome lady and welcomed me in to the family with out hesitation. I love and will miss you very much.

  14. So sorry for your loss. Rosie was such fun to go antiqueing with and just to be with. My prayers are with you all.

  15. Sonny and family my prayers and sympathy for you. May prayers for Rosie as she enters Eternal Life. Rosie always seemed to be busy: caring for her family, volunteering at St. Peter’s and worshiping Jesus in prayer and song! Her faith was lived out in service. May you know the comfort of the Lord during these days when your heart and soul aches.
    Eternal rest grant to her O Lord.

  16. So sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts will be with the family and friends! I am sorry that we will not be able to attend her services.

    Love you,
    Suzanne

  17. Sonny our heart and prayers go to you and your family. Rosie was such a sweet person and always smiling I know she will be missed. She will there watching over everyone with a smile on her face.

  18. Dear family and friends of Rosie,
    She has always been such a breath of fresh air in my life. We made our First Holy Communion together on May 10, 1949. All our lives, when I would see her she had a smile, always cordial.
    I was blessed to see her rather often when she worked at MSJ Center in food service. My, what a good cook!
    In recent years, I would see Rosie and Sonny at the St. Peter Church reverse raffle. Always fun and time to catch up with each others’ lives.
    She will definitely be missed by all who knew her.
    God bless each and every family member and friend at this Christmas time.

  19. I’m so sorry for your loss. Rosie was a sweet lady and a dear friend. Praying for peace for the family.

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