Rose Arias, 84

Rose Nina Arias, age 84, of Napoleon, and formerly of Wauseon, passed away Sunday morning, June 28, 2015 at the Orchards of Northcrest in Napoleon.

Mrs. Arias was born in Mayfield, Michigan on February 13, 1931, the daughter of George and Mary (Alt) Phillips. On October 5, 1957 she married Juan Antonio Arias, and he preceded her in death in 2006. She was a member of the Church of God in Wauseon where she had taught Sunday School for 35 years.

Surviving are her children, Rose (Henry) Pruitt of Hudson, MI, Jane (Chris) Westrick of Holgate, Toni Winchester of Archbold, Esther (Bill) Bergerson of South Lyon, MI, Patrice (John) Smith of Napoleon, Tony Arias of Tennessee and Teresa Arias of Napoleon. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, brother, George (Joann) Phillips of Traverse City, MI, and two sisters, Poloma Thompkins of Grand Rapids, MI and Marvel Phillips of Traverse City, MI. She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Joseph Arias.

Visitation for Rose will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Church of God, with the Rev. Paul Flores, officiating. Interment will be private in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to family choice.

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