Rose Clendenny

Born: Sat., Mar. 5, 1932
Died: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017


10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 09, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Oct. 09, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Rose Clendenny, 85, of Pittsfield passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.  She was born on March 5, 1932 in Pearl to Dola and Zula Ottwell Wheeler.  She married Edward Clendenny on January 29, 1949 in Hardin and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1975.

Rose was a former member of the Bee Creek Church of Christ and was a 1949 graduate of Pearl High School. While raising her children, she worked at Donohoo's Restaurant in Pearl, as well as Brown Shoe Factory in Pittsfield and Capitol Records in Jacksonville.  Rose then went to work as a barge cook for River Ways, where she received several Safety Rewards.  She also worked for Norman Brothers, and then retired with ACBL.  While working on the barge, she would ride the Mississippi River from St. Paul to New Orleans and the Illinois River from Grafton to Chicago.  Rose enjoyed making quilts and baskets, and loved to sew.  She made a lot of her children's clothes when they were growing up, and also taught her daughter's how to sew.  Rose also liked to crochet and read, usually reading two or three books each day.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was known to many people as "Grandma Rose."

She is survived by two sons, Mike (Angie) Clendenny of Bloomington and Jim (Kathy) Clendenny of Franklin; four daughters, Jerry Sue Clendenny of Pittsfield, Mecca Rose (Jim) Rainey of Quincy, Rebecca Deters of Pittsfield, and Bev Dusenbery of Beardstown; a sister, Florence Clendenny of Pittsfield; twelve grandchildren, Kim Roth, Jill Hartke, Josh Hagen, Chalah Hagen, Timothy Roth, Jimmy Roth, Kristy Clendenny, Jeb Myers, Chelsie Myers, Jodi Deters, Jeffrey Deters, and Courtney Dusenbery; twelve great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Clendenny; three brothers, Homer Wheeler, Lee Wheeler, and Carl Wheeler; two sisters, Ruth Wheeler and Edith Abbott; and a great grandson, Joseph Roth in 2009.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Pastor Calvin Warpula officiating.  Burial will be at Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville.  Visitation is prior to the service on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Summit Grove Cemetery, Kampsville, IL or Miller Cemetery, Pearl, IL.  Online condolences may be left for the family at  Niebur Funeral Home has been entrusted with the services.

Charitable donations may be made in Rose's memory to the following organizations:

Miller Cemetery - Pearl, IL

Summit Grove Cemetery
Kampsville, IL

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Connie Willenburg Kunzeman
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Dave Howe
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Dave .

To the family of Grandma Rose, Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there is great love. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave & Denise Howe

Connie Britz
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Jim sorry for your loss . Love the Britz family

Duska Shaw
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
So sorry for your loss, Mike and Angie. My love and sympathy to you and all your family, and prayers for peace and comfort for you all.

Larry & Barbara Burris
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Prayers & sympathy for your family during the time of your loss. Grandma Rose raised some amazing children. Keep those precious memories of her close to your hearts.

Janice Swartz
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
Rose will be missed by those who knew her and your family. I will always cherish the wonderful memories of your family. Many times of doing the twist, swimming in the creek, and those horse rides.

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