Rose M. Aye

Rose M. Aye, nee Scarborough, 78, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, June 14, 1930, in St. Louis, MO, died Monday, March 9, 2009 at her residence.

Rose was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church. She enjoyed attending Sunday morning bible class and critiquing early morning sermons and a volunteer in the Kitchen for Wednesday Church Supper.

While active in the Naval Reserves and in Civil Service for the Army, Rose had the opportunity to meet President Truman and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

For those of us who knew Rose, it's no surprise that she was class photographer at Central High School in St. Louis. For nine years, Rose volunteered as a Pink Lady at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Rose was a lifetime member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and belonged to the Women's American Legion Auxiliary.

Some of Rose's many passions included camping, swimming, doodling, bowling, and she loved dancing. As an avid Bingo player, Rose found wonderful friendships that she loved as dearly as her lifelong friends.

Rose was quirky, cute, a hoot, fiery, and then some. She was sincere and real. She had an open heart and an open house.

We loved her...And we will truly miss her.

She is preceded in death by:

  • Husband: Richard T. Aye
  • Parents: John Gains and Theresa nee Uhrmann Scarborough
She is survived by:
  • Children
    • Rose Marie (Timothy) Thomas of New Athens, IL
    • Reeda Marie Larsen and Colon Miller of Lake Spivey, GA
    • Thomas R. Aye of St. Louis, MO
    • Vivien E. Aye of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • 1st LT Daniel Thomas and fiance 2nd LT Rachael Gevarter
    • Sandy (Scott) Ramage
    • Denise Thomas
    • Kenneth Reed Larsen
    • Jena Marie Larsen
    • David Aye
    • Elizabeth Aye
  • Son-in-Law: Kenneth Larsen of Waterloo, IL,
  • Sister-in-law: Vivien F. Dale and Lou Marlas of Las Vegas, NV.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew United Methodist Church or Mother's Day Out at First Christian Church in Belleville, IL.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5-7 pm on Friday, March 13, 2009 at St Matthew United Methodist Church, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 7 pm on Friday, March 13, 2009 at the church with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. There will be a private family interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.