Elizabeth Anne Rose

August 19, 1944March 30, 2018

ROSE, Elizabeth Anne "Betty Anne" "Momma Rose", 73 of Fairborn, passed away peacefully Friday, March 30, 2018 at home. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 15 years Danny Wayne Rose in 2007 and her longtime partner Butch Smart in 2017, son-in-law Joe Collings. Betty Anne leaves to cherish her memory three daughters and one son-in-law Annrenay and Duane Risner, Dessaray Rose, Becky Collings; grandchildren John Scott (Amy) Risner, Joshua Risner, Sean Curtis Risner, Kayla Anne Risner, great-grandsons Ryan and Jack Risner. Also surviving are two sisters and one brother-in-law Jane and Donald Runzo, Kathleen Joy Miller, nephews Tom (Jen) Nonnenmacher, Alberto (Sheila) Almeida, nieces Janie Noble and her partner Kelly Green, Kary Miller, several great nieces, nephews, extended family; special friends Eva Johnson, Pam Bradbury, Lori Orenich and all of her friends at the Fairborn YMCA and her beloved dog Fefe. Betty Anne was a 1964 graduate of Fairborn Baker High School, had worked at Pit Stick Farms, Burns Security, Kelly Services and WalMart. She loved swimming, going to the YMCA, hiking, fishing, the great outdoors, gardening and riding her bicycle. A memorial will be held for Elizabeth Anne Rose at one of her favorite locations. On Saturday May 12, 2018 from 2- 4pm, friends and family are welcome to gather at John Bryan State Park to remember this special lady. The address is 3790 State Route 370, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. The event will be held at the Day Lodge. Directions and an interactive trail map are located at Arrangements entrusted to the Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, Fairborn. Messages of sympathy and support to Betty Anne's family may be made at:


  • Gathering of Friends & Family Saturday, May 12, 2018

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