S. Rosemary ‘Rose’ Landreth, 76, Vernon

S. Rosemary “Rose” Landreth, 76, of Vernon, died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Fist United Methodist Church in Patoka, with the Rev. Clayton Coffey officiating. Burial was in Vernon Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 8:30 a.m. until time of services on Monday, both at the church. Day Funeral Home in Patoka was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Patoka American Legion Auxiliary, Patoka Methodist Church Building Fund or Patoka Ambulance Service.

Mrs. Landreth was born on Oct. 1, 1932, in Marshall, the daughter of Jesse and Hallie A. Alexander Ripple. She married Harold V. “Dude” Landreth on June 20, 1949, in Mayfield, Ky.

She lived her life in Vernon. She was a homemaker and a professional upholsterer, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Patoka and Patoka American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. She served as the cashier at the Patoka Fall Festival for many years, and was famous for her coconut cream pie.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Mike “Dude” Landreth and his wife Vonnie of Vernon, Harry Landreth and his wife Sena of Vernon, and Butch Landreth and his wife Susan of Patoka; daughter, Karla and her husband Tom Simpson of Patoka; brother, David Ripple and his wife Earline of Ocala, Fla.; grandchildren, Missy and her husband Hank Hull of Vernon, Casey Landreth and special friend Jamie Berry of Patoka, Todd Landreth of Vernon, Jeremy Landreth and his wife Theresa of Patoka, Mark Landreth and his wife Michelle of Patoka, Lori and her husband Phil Stephens of Newark, Ohio, Karri and her husband Walt Heck of Edwardsville, Kyle Alexander and his wife Denise of Patoka, Lori and her husband Keith Basola of Bloomington, and Brian Simpson and his wife Lauren of Missouri City, Tenn.; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jesse Jr. and Billy; and sister, Mary.

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