Mary Rose Pirtle

April 30, 1929July 12, 2014
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MARY ROSE (DIDELOT) PIRTLE, 85, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her home in Floyds Knobs. The daughter of the late Charles William and Margaret Mary (Bir) Didelot, Mary Rose was born April 30, 1929 in New Albany, Indiana. She was a homemaker, worked at Bridge Liquors in New Albany for 18 years and was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. Mary Rose also enjoyed singing and shared her talent with residents of several nursing homes for many years. In addition to her parents, Mary Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Knofel L. Pirtle; son, Joseph W. Pirtle; grandson, Eric R. Paris; sisters, Agnes Klapheke and Esther Eisman; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Pirtle.

Survivors include her children, John Pirtle, Tony Pirtle (Debbie), Margaret Hersey (Darrick), Katie Wells (Mike), Kathleen Fischer (Carl), Mary Arntz (Rick), Ann Paris (Don), Jan Birdwell (Jim) and Sheila Missi (Marvin); daughter-in-law, Jane Pirtle; 20 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 1:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Tuesday and after 9:00 am Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, IN. Her Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Wednesday at St. Mary of the Knobs Chapel (old church) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to her church or Lifespan Senior Angel Tree Program. Online condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 15, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Ricky Payne

July 19, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Rosie. I just now heard and missed the funeral and I feel awful I wasn't there. She showed my family so much love and was a big part of my childhood. She will be greatly missed. I have told my brothers and they echo my feelings about Rosie. The Payne boys will never forget her and what she meant to us.

July 16, 2014

Aunt Rosie, I will miss you greatly. You were like a second mother to me. I know you are at peace and are with the rest of the family in Heaven with God. To the rest of the Pirtles, you have my deepest sympathy. Take comfort she is in a better place, with no suffering. We will see her again when our time comes. Comfort each other in this time of sorrow and remain close to each other as you always have I am sorry I could not be there, but know I am there in spirit. God bless and protect you in this time of grief. Love, Eddie

Randy Hussung

July 16, 2014

I am so sorry you lost such a beautiful person. I will always the times I spent being around the Pirtle family.

Kristopher Pickhardt

July 16, 2014

So sorry for your loss, Peace on the Pirtle Family. Kristopher Pickhardt

Christy Beeler

July 16, 2014

Bobbie, so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I would have come to visitation but under the weather.. You have my prayers

Rosellen Knarzer

July 15, 2014

Margaret May God be with you for strength and guidance. Thoughts and prayers for you and family

Rita Stiller - Davis

July 15, 2014

Thinking of you and all the wonderful times we had growing up - May you rest in peace - aloha

David Pruitt

July 15, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers for the entire Pirtle family... So sorry for your loss...

July 15, 2014

Andrea and Emily -So sorry for the loss of your grandmother -may you cherish your memories with her, Katie-You have been blessed to to have had such a wonderful women as your mother-Prayers for you and your family-Theresa Rapp (rn-fmhhs)

Stephanie Gilland

July 15, 2014

Thoughts and prayers go out to your family!