The Obit For Richard Rose

Richard Rose

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from September 23 to September 24, 2011

Richard D. Rose, 71, of Berryton, passed away on Sept. 21, 2011 at his home. Richard was born September 17, 1940 in Garden City, Kansas.

He graduated from Salina High School. After graduation he played minor league baseball for the Angels and Red Sox. He later took a job with Capital Federal in Kansas City. He transferred to Topeka in 1973. After retiring from Capital Federal as a Senior Vice-President, he owned and managed properties in the Topeka area. He volunteered at the Great Overland Station.

He is survived by his life-partner, Bette Allen whom he had spent the past 34 years with. Other survivors include two daughters, Kelly Gubbins and husband Danny of Olathe and Deborah Gordon and husband Keith of Scottsdale, AZ; sons, Richard Allen and wife Amy of St. Louis, Ryan Allen and wife Jacqueline of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Kendall Wilson, Nicole Gubbins, Jason Gubbins, Riley, Brock, Brady Gordon, Brandon Allen, Taylor Allen and Izadora Allen; brother, Gerald Rose and wife Jeannie of Topeka and nephews, Brent and Kale Rose.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Davidson Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Lynn Creek Cemetery north of Berryton.

Mr. Rose will lie at Davidson Funeral home from 1-7 pm on Sunday where the family will receive friends from 3-4 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Overland Station in care of the funeral home.