Rose Trent

Obituary of Rose Trent

Rose Fortner was born in Mulberry Gap, Tennessee on June 20, 1944.   She was one of four children born from the union of Paul and Cecil (Jones) Fortner.   Rose would attend and graduate from Sneedville High School in Sneedville (Mulberrygap), Tennessee.

As a young woman, Rose, would treasure the good times spent hanging with her friends.   They often visited the Whistle Stop, Crow’s Nest, or Sportsmen’s to dance the night away.   For many years she participated with the Monroe County Women’s Pool League and was also an avid bowler.

Above anything, Rose adored spending time with her grandchildren.   She would challenge them in friendly, spirited games of Uno, Rummy, and Skip Bo.   Also, Rose, often challenged them in a WII Sports games of golf or bowling.  In her free time, she would watch her favorite television shows of Naked and Afraid, Storage Wars, and Family Feud.   Rose enjoyed playing the Michigan Daily Lottery, making sure to place her bet on her favorite three-digit numbers.  

Rose Trent, age 77, of Toledo passed away at 2:09pm on Friday; July 23, 2021, at St. Anne Mercy Hospital in Sylvania, surrounded by her loved ones.   Her passing was preceded by both of her parents; as well as her stepfather:  Joe Gilliam, one sister:  Evelyn Carpenter; her Ex-husband: Carl Trent; and one sister-in-law: Bobbie Fortner.

To cherish her memory, she leaves her daughter:  Carolyn Trent; brother: Oscar “Bud” Fortner; sister: Annette Greene; two granddaughters: Alexandra Rose Trent and Thalia Avianca Mendoza; and one great granddaughter expected in September: Natalee Rose Foreman.

Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 7:00pm on Wednesday; July 28, 2021 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.   A Celebration of Her Life will follow at 7:00pm also at Merkle’s with Pastor Roy Southerland officiating.    

Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com to leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo.

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Wednesday
28
July

Gathering for Rose Trent

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service North Monroe
2442 N. Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185
Gathering for Rose Trent
Wednesday
28
July

Celebration of Life for Rose Trent

7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe
2442 N. Monroe St.
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185
Celebration of Life for Rose Trent
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