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Rose Peacock

October 22, 1917 ~ January 31, 2018 (age 100)

Rose Peacock (nee Reynolds) passed away on Jan. 31, 2018 in Wheaton, IL.  She was born in Union City, IN on October 22, 1917 and lived in Ft. Wayne and nearby towns most of her long life. Rose was the loving mother of Milt (Heide) Bentley, proud grandmother of Tanya (Brett) and great-grandmother of Lauren Hughes. She was the beloved wife of Harold L. Peacock, who preceded her in death, and the daughter of the late Raymond and Erma Reynolds as well as dear sister of the late Thelma Horstman.   Aunt Rosie will be affectionately remembered by nieces and nephews. Rose led a very busy, productive life.  She worked for General Electric and for many years for Magnavox in Fort Wayne.  Her hands were rarely idle.  Family and friends were gifted with beautiful afghans and cross stitch samplers.  For several decades, much of her devotion and creative energy also were directed to her American Legion Auxiliary “family”, starting with her membership in the Auxiliary Unit 160 in Roanoke, IN.  She was called to serve in a succession of positions in this organization culminating in her Department Presidency 1981-82.   For her loyalty, leadership and services to the state and veterans, she was awarded the highest civilian honor of the State of Indiana, the acceptance to the Council of the Sagamores of the Wabash in 1999.   Of special delight to her was her position of counselor to young women at Girls State conventions for many years. Rose’s enurnment will be private.  A gathering of family and friends will be scheduled for a later date in the vicinity of Roanoke. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory benefiting the work of the Auxiliary in Indiana will be appreciated. 


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