Farming Rural 12

Curtis Steven (Steve) Rose

November 3, 1947 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Curtis Steven Rose, 74, of Brier Creek passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at home, following a long illness.  Born November 3, 1947, at Stevens Clinic Hospital in Welch, WV, Steve was the son of the late Ira Willis and Emma Jean Thomas Rose.  Steve was a 1965 graduate of Baileysville High School.  He was employed by Wyoming County Schools for 24½ years as a math and science teacher, having served students at Oceana High School, Herndon High School, Huff Consolidated School, and Baileysville Grade School.  Steve loved hunting and fishing in his spare time, especially in Pendleton County.  He also loved riding through the fields on his tractor and working with the cattle and goats on the family farm.  Steve was honored with the title of Southern Soil Conservation District Farmer of the Year in 1991 for Wyoming County, as a result of good stewardship of the land.  Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Emma Jean; his father-in-law, Gerald K. Meadows; his sister-in-law, Carolyn Meadows Frazier; his sister-in-law, Mary Highwart Meadows; and a grandchild, Stephen Maria Bartz.  Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Loretta Sue Meadows Rose; one sister, Sheila Elaine Rose (Jack) Pinter of Titusville, FL; two children, Richard Steven (Marie) Rose of Barboursville, WV, and Tara Lynn Rose (Robert) Bartz of Rochester Township, PA; mother-in-law, Violet Lea Miller Meadows of Brenton; brother-in-law; Kevin Keith Meadows of Huntington, WV; five grandchildren, Gretchen, Matthew, Miriam, Sophia, and Caroline Bartz; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Special thanks go out to Dr. Dominador Lao and staff, Rhonda’s Pharmacy of Pineville, Walgreens of Pineville, and STAT Ambulance for the loving care provided during the last ten years.  Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Evans-Calfee Chapel in Pineville, with Pastor Michael Knotts officiating.  Family and friends may visit beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Burial will follow in the Rose Cemetery on Brier Creek.  The family requests masking for the indoor portion of the services.

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