Rose K. Beers, 72, of North Franklin, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.
She was born August 18, 1939 the only child of Hartford and Lillias (Webb) Walling.
Rose graduated from Oneonta High School and received her master’s degree from SUNY Oneonta.
She married James A. Beers in 1962.
Rose was a home economics teacher at Margaretville Central School for several years. She also worked at the Delaware County Cooperative Extension in Delhi and then at the Oneonta Daily Star until her retirement. Most recently she worked as a sales clerk at JC Penney’s, Oneonta.
Rose shared a love of reading, animals and gardening and enjoyed a great love and knowledge of plans and flowers.
She was a member of the Aldrich Baptist Church, the Defenders of Wildlife and many other animal protection organizations.
Surviving are a son, James H. Beers, of Margaretville; granddaughters, Julia and Sophia Beers and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Beers born to Julia on November 12, 2011; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins including her niece, Denise Skovsende and her husband, Gary, of North Franklin and her many special friends and the staff at Catskill Area Hospice, who took care of her in her times of need.
She was predeceased by her son, Paul John Beers, in August 1990.
A service to celebrate the life of Rose K. Beers was held on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. in the Aldrich Baptist Church with the Reverend Patricia Judd officiating.
Memorial donations in Rose’s memory may be made to he Aldrich Baptist Church, state Highway 28, Oneonta, New York 13820. Cards and condolences may be sent to her son, James H. Beers, P.O. Box 221, Margaretville, New York 12455.
To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.