Rose Ann Clair, 73, of Imler, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Saturday December 7, 2019 at home. She was born September 7, 1946 in Warsaw, IN, daughter of the late LeRoy Homer and Betty Jean (Roush) Makemson. She married Fremont R. Clair on August 14, 1977 in Warsaw, IN. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2016.
Surviving are a brother Michael G. Makemson of Vancouver, WA, four cousins, two nephews and a niece. She was preceded in death by a son Daniel Michael Clair.
Rose Ann was a 1964 graduate of Pierceton High School, a 1968 graduate of Manchester College, North Manchester, IN, and received a B.A. in Elementary Education, a 1972 graduate of St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, IN, and received a Master’s degree in education and attended classes at Children’s Ministry Institute, St. Louis, MO.
Rose Ann taught for nine years at Jefferson Elementary, Winona Lake, IN, for three years at Heritage Christian Academy, Bedford and as a substitute teacher in both Indiana and Pennsylvania. She also worked for several years with Child Evangelism Fellowship of South Central, PA as a teacher, secretary, administrative assistant and director.
Rose Ann loved working with children and imparting to them the knowledge God had given her. She was a teacher at heart.
Rose Ann and her husband Fremont ran a bulk grocery store and a ceramic shop in Indiana before moving to Pennsylvania to operate a dairy farm in the Imler area for several years. They both loved their Doberman dogs.
Rose Ann was involved in church work before and after her marriage. She served as a pianist, an organist, a Sunday school teacher, Junior Church, a camp counselor, and a Vacation Bible School director for a number of years. She was a member of Claysburg Bible Church, Imler.
Friends will be received on Thursday December 12, 2019 from 10 A.M until the 11:00 A.M. funeral service at the Claysburg Bible Church, 11751 William Penn Rd., Imler, PA 16655 with Pastor Keith Showalter officiating. Interment at Greenfield Cemetery.
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