Rose Clare Leach, 87, of Maceo passed away Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. The Kokomo, Indiana native was born August 15, 1935, to the late Roscoe Williams and Gladys Deardorff Williams. Rose graduated from Calumet Township High School. She became a military spouse when she married Robert Allen Leach who made a career in the U.S. Army and was stationed in various locations including Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Columbus, GA, Ft. Stewart, GA, Battle Creek, MI, Ft. Knox, KY, San Juan, PR, and Panama City, Panama. She was a devoted wife and mother who cared for the children as they grew up. Rose was gifted in sewing and making quilts. She was also a devoted member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church where she volunteered to make clothing and Christmas boxes for their outreach efforts.
In addition to her parents, Rose also was preceded in death by her late husband, Robert who passed away in 2016 and all of her siblings, James Williams, Roscoe Williams, and Shirley Semper.
Those left to cherish her memory include her four children, Larry Leach (Doncella) of Hereford Arizona, Richard Leach of Franklin, Robert Leach (Cathy Banks) of Fordsville, and Luann Leach of Pensacola, Florida; five grandchildren, James Leach, Daniel Leach (Callie), Lisa Aldridge (Mason), Rebecca Brooks (Eric), and Emily Correll (Stephen); five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The service will be noon, Saturday, April 15 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of service. The burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Gideons International, PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214-0800.
Condolences and memories for Rose’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.