Rose Mary Green Bathurst © Roberts and Son Funeral Home 01-2012 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Rose Mary Green Bathurst of Blackwell, Oklahoma, was called home on January 7, 2012, in Caldwell, Kansas, at the age of 79 years.
Rose Mary Green Bathurst was born on May 4, 1932, in Cherokee, Oklahoma, to Bernie W. and Helen Rebecca (Burns) Green. She grew up on a farm south of Cherokee and graduated from Lambert School. At a high school football game, Loyd Bathurst was sitting in the bleachers when he spotted Rose Mary walking around. He said he was determined to meet her because she was the prettiest girl he had ever seen. They were married on October 4, 1953, in Yewed, Oklahoma. Loyd and Rose were engaged in a life-long farming operation in Kay and Alfalfa Counties. She worked for her close friends for many years at Jackson’s Jewelers of Enid, and co-owned Rosi Lou's Boutique in Blackwell. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blackwell.
Rose Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved deeply and laughed often. She had a big generous heart and will be missed by all who had the joy of knowing her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernie and Helen Green; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Voth; a daughter Kara Bathurst; a sister-in-law, Sue Green; and husband of fifty-eight years, Loyd Bathurst.
Survivors include son, Doug (Mary) Bathurst of Blackwell, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Annissa Huckabee of Norman, Oklahoma, and Hyle Bathurst (Chris) of Tonkawa, Oklahoma; a brother, Bill (Judy) Green of Sun City, Arizona; a sister, Barbara (Jere) White of Panhandle, Texas; great granddaughter, Avery Huckabee of Norman, Oklahoma; and great grandson, Jack Post of Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Rose Mary is also survived by nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and all the young people who called her Grandma.
Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 12th in the First United Methodist Church in Blackwell with the Rev. Pam Cottrill of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Chris Post, Dewey Oard, Mark Jobe, Nick Carson, Andrew Hyde and Sean Skaggs. Serving as honorary casketbearer will be Chris Wieland.
Memorials can be made to the Ronald McDonald House and Sumner County Hospital District #1 in Caldwell in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
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