Lula Catherine Rose

July 2, 1925November 7, 2018

ROSE, Lula Catherine (nee Whittington), 93 years old, of Kettering, Ohio passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Lou was born in Dayton, Ohio and lived in the greater Dayton area most of her life. She had a long career as a retail associate at Rike’s Department Store (now Macy’s) which lasted over four decades. She loved music and enjoyed dancing with her devoted husband, Elmer. She was an avid bridge player later in her life and played at least once a week with her best friend and bridge partner, Lois Alspach, for over 20 years. Lou’s proudest achievement was her family whom she cared for with unconditional love and respect, and who returned that love and respect a hundred-fold. Lou was preceded in death by her husband Elmer W. Rose to whom she was married for 50 years, her mother, Juanita Mutispaugh, her stepfather Chester Mutispaugh, her sister Leona Woods, and, most recently, her grandson, Gregory Rose, and her great-grandson, Salvatore Rose. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald Rose (Mary Jo), and Stanley Rose, her grandchildren Michael Rose (Barbara), Brian Rose (Marilyn), David Rose (Laurie), and Christina Rose Sprance (Brian), her great-grandchildren, Marcella Rose, Lena Rose, Anna Maria Rose, and Lorenzo Rose, her stepsister, Marie Arnold, and many nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate the life of Lula Rose will be held at Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45429 on November 13, 2018. Visitation will take place from 10 am to 11 am, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Interment will be at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Patricia Sellers

November 12, 2018

My Aunt Lou was a true lady, who loved life to the fullest. She had a grace about her that was just natural, her voice was soft and kind, her laughter was jovial but quiet. I will miss you Aunt Lou but I will never forget you. You were a treasured part of my life. A lady whom everyone will miss.

Jacqui (Rancich) Baughman

November 12, 2018

Aunt Lou - I always enjoyed our time with you when we would see you at grandma and grandpa Wood's house for the holidays. I remember just asking my mom, Patty Woods Sellers, the other week about you. You touched so many lives and were loved by so many. You will forever be in our hearts. My deepest condolences to the family.