Rosalee Arnett

May 20, 1935February 21, 2021

Mrs. Rosalee Arnett, was born May 20, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana and departed her life February 21, 2021.

Rosalee loving known as Rose, attended Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and was a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School.

Rose’s quench for education encouraged her to pursue a career in nursing where she worked at Wishard Hospital with Dr. Frank Johnson. During her nursing career Rose’s desire to work with children drove her to obtain a teaching degree which changed her career choice. Rose earned her Master’s degree in Education from Indiana University and went on to teach in her beloved Indianapolis Public System specializing in elementary education.

Rose was a member of Witherspoon Presbyterian Church well over fifty years. She was a member of the choir and taught Vacation Bible School. Rose was an advocate of the arts in which she enjoyed ballet, playing piano and flute. She also enjoyed attending musical concerts and loved to shop.

Services will be Monday March 1, 2021 at Crown Hill Funeral Home. Visitation is from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Service starts at 11:00AM. Entombment will be at the Abbey Mausoleum at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Services will be live streamed on the Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery’s Facebook page only.


  • Visitation

    Monday, March 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, March 1, 2021


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Ron and Sylvia Reichel

March 1, 2021

Rose and Horace were our neighbors for 34 years, and what wonderful neighbors they were. Horace died shortly after we moved to our condo, but we continued to be in touch with Rose and looked forward to our visits with her. She was always gracious and welcoming with an indomitable spirit. It will be difficult to drive down Capitol Avenue past the Arnett's house without some sadness, but also with warm memories of the times we spent with Rose and Horace.

Ron and Sylvia Reichel


February 28, 2021

I remember to this day when we first met Aunt Rose. I was a little girl when Uncle Jr. (that's what we called Horace) came to our house in Louisville to introduce us to his new wife and our new aunt. Aunt Rose was so beautiful and spunky. I have loved & admired her from that moment on. Uncle Jr. & Aunt Rose were always generous whenever I made my way up to Indy. Although my visits were not as often as I wished them to be, we always picked up like it was just yesterday. I remember when my husband, Gene, came to Indy (for business), they would turn his bed back at night and place a chocolate on his pillow. Aunt Rose purchased me my first purse during my first Christmas visit to Indy. Aunt Rose was very talkative; during our visits, we would chat about everything… politics, church, and the normal ‘going-ons’. I loved Aunt Rose and will miss her as I do Uncle Jr. God blessed a well-lived life!!!

Andrea Reed (Parks)

February 28, 2021

I have such fond memories of Rose and Horace from my childhood. She was the sweetest lady and always welcomed Jerry and I with open arms! She is in the most amazing hands and has a great welcoming committee with Horace, Linda and Bill. All neighbors again.

Tom Lakatosh

February 26, 2021

Rose was my long-time neighbor for 47 years and and a dear friend. We will miss her sweet and friendly charm. I extend my deep sympathy to her family and close friends. Eternal rest grant unto her and Horace...may they rest in peace together.