Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2007

Obituary: Carolyn R. Rouse

July 12, 2007

Graveside inurnment services for Carolyn Rosella Rouse, 82, Lawrence, were Saturday, July 7, at Mayetta Cemetery in Mayetta.

Mrs. Rouse died Friday, June 29, 2007, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born April 26, 1925, in Lawrence, the daughter of Earl A. and Gladys F. Martin Stevens. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School.

Mrs. Rouse worked at Rumsey Funeral Home during high school. She later worked at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto, and Capitol Concrete and Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She also helped on the farm and bought and sold livestock. She was a member of the Christian Church in Mayetta.

She married Louis F. Trusty in 1940. He died in 1945. She married Harold L. "Pud" Rouse in 1946. He died in 1966. She married Dale E. Unfred in 1977. They divorced in 1993 and he died in 2004.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Rouse, Lawrence, and Terry Rouse, Camdenton, Mo.; a daughter, Sherry Wood, Lenexa; a stepdaughter, Diana Unfred Enneking, Topeka; a brother, Russell Stevens, Lawrence; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Barry Rouse, in 1962.

The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice House, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka 66606.

Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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