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Clara Belle Rosebrook, 90, of East Liberty, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in the comfort of her own home with her family at her side.

She was born in Jumbo on Aug. 19, 1923, to the late Ernest and Mary Mildred Wilcox Price.

On Oct. 26, 1942, she married Willis Lee Rosebrook and he preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1980. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Cox; a brother, David Price; and a sister-in-law, Laverne Welch.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Rosebrook of Raymond, Ruth (Joe) Giles of Broadway, and Barbara Ropp and Katherine Harvey, both of Bellefontaine; five sons, John (Jan) Rosebrook of Marysville, James Rosebrook of Kenton, Joe Rosebrook of Lima, Jeff Rosebrook of East Liberty and Ken (Renee) Rosebrook Sr. of West Mansfield; a son-in-law, Steve Cox of Chillicothe; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Thelma Price of Belle Center; several nieces and nephews; and her church family.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother who was cherished and adored by her family. She possessed a caring heart and served as an independent health care provider to the elderly after her children were raised.

She was a faithful member of the Millcreek Church of Christ and enjoyed cooking, canning, reading books and playing dominoes.

More than anything she loved to celebrate the holidays and birthdays with her family and was never happier than when surrounded by her loved ones.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Jack Knox officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at the Millcreek Church of Christ. Burial is in the Millcreek cemetery.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Millcreek Church of Christ and Loving Care Hospice.

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