Elsie Rogers Kimsey, 100, of Whittier, passed away in her home following a brief illness on Sunday Dec. 3, 2017.
She was born July 24, 1917 to the late Oscar and Edna Warren Rogers in Cherokee County, NC.
Elsie was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Charles Kimsey; two brothers, Clarence ‘Ting’ Rogers and Charles Rogers; four sisters, Alice Rogers, Shirley Arch, Lois Parish, and Ruth Garrett.
Elsie is survived by one brother, Harold Rogers.
Elsie was the mother of six children, four of whom are deceased, Jason Albert Rose, Lillian Faye Rose Shetley, John Wayne Rose, Jr. and Isaac Thomas Rose. The surviving children are daughters, Wanda Lee Rose Weldin (Barry) and Freda Lois Rose Wright (Bud, deceased).
Elsie is survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.
Elsie had many interests and activities. It was readily apparent to her children the love and concern that she displayed to them and for them throughout her life. We feel blessed by the Lord to have been with her during her last years. With sadness and joy she will be missed.
A private graveside service was held on Monday, Dec. 4 and interment was at Campground Cemetery.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the Kimsey family.