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Rose Estill

03/15/1932 - 09/06/2020

Obituary for Rose Estill

Rose Estill, affectionately known as “Nannie Rose,” was born in Boonville, MO on March 15, 1932 to the parentage of the late Mr. Ephie Woodson and the late Mrs. Irene Miller.

Rose accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of the Burns Chapel Free Will Baptist Church for over sixty years, serving on a vast majority of committees and was a Mother on the Mother’s Board until her passing.

Rose was married to the late Leon Estill, who preceded her in death on July 3, 2005, just one month shy of their 56th wedding anniversary! Into this union was born one son, Howard Lee Estill, the late Karen Lavon Hudson, and Adrian Denise Dixon. Rose and Leon were also blessed to have three loving inherited children, Charles and Carol Brown and Beverly Estill, that were very dear to their hearts. These three angels were always there to immediately assist with her every need.

Rose was employed by Town & Country Shoe Factory for twenty-three years; the Sedalia School District #200 for fifteen years and at the age of eighty, her last place of employment was the Salvation Army, where after four years of employment she left due to failing health issues.

Rose was an avid traveler and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her travels often took her to many different states such as California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Hawaii, and other states in between. She also enjoyed attending church services and playing cards with her family and dear friends.

Rose leaves to cherish and continue her legacy: her son, Howard Estill (Mary) of Papillion, NE; daughter, Adrian Dixon (Leonard) of Woodhaven, MI; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchild; her sister, Pearl Allen of Boonville, MO; one sister-in-law, Mildred Kingsberry of St. Louis, MO; two brothers-in-law, Charles Estill of Columbia, MO and Lorenzo Stemmons of Boonville, MO; three other loving and devoted children, Charles and Carol Brown, and Beverly Estill, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A private funeral service for immediate family only will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2020 at Burns Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

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Friends are welcome to pay their respects from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 pm, Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

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Adrian, sending you hugs and prayers! I only knew your mother for such a short time, but she found a big place in my heart so quickly! May she rest in peace! Lots of love!
- Julie Pare
I was so sad to read about Rose's passing. She was such a kind, caring woman. She was one of my favorite people to work with. She was a treasure. She and Leon are together again, hallelujah
- Rowena Nickell
So sorry for the loss of your mother and pray God with comfort you and your family during this season of your life
- Betty Holmes
Adrian, Leonard and Family, we send our sincere sympathy. We wish we could attend visitation, but we are staying very close to home these days. Rose and Leon were wonderful parents who adored their family. They were also good friends and Roadrunner supporters when we were all able to enjoy those games. Those were such good days! We send our love and prayers. Jack and Betty Blackwell
- Betty Blackwell
So sorry for your loss. I was blessed with working with Rose at Town & Country Shoes. Rose was an inspector. Always a smile. When the company fell on hard times and we were closing, Rose said we need to pray. No truer words spoken. The company kept our pay checks and she said the Good Lord will guide us. And he did. Rose found away to give all of us a positive outlook. I will forever remember her smile, kind words, and most of all her positivity in hard times. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend.
- Diana Mosier

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