Hoadley, Rosie

Written by David Green.

Rosie Hoadley, 79, of Morenci, Mich., died April 13, 2011, at her home.

She was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Morenci, the daughter of Ray and Isabel (Swift) Sprague.  On June 26, 1949, in Morenci, she married Wayne Hoadley. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 2003.

Rosie was a lifelong Morenci area resident. In addition to being a farmer's wife most of her life, Rosie was also the owner/operator of Rosie's Restaurant and a manager at C & J's Carry Out for many years. In her retirement she also helped manage R & W Nursery.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Hinkley of Morenci; two sons, James (and Margaret “Peg”) Hoadley of Wyoming, and Richard (and Debbie) Hoadley of Morenci; six grandchildren, Heather (and Craig Pummell) Walker, Barb Bernath, Sarah, Matthew, Stephen and Tommy Hoadley; four great-grandchildren, Walker Whitehouse, Morgan, Garrett and Paige Bernath; and a sister, Doris (and George) Hollstein of Morenci.

Besides her husband, Rosie was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Shane Walker.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci American Legion or to Hospice of Lenawee County.

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