Maryrose (Lewis) Rees

Maryrose (Lewis) Rees, 93, of Fortville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.  She was born on March 6, 1920, in Clarksburg to the late Elmer and Jessie Lewis (Dorsey).

She married the love of her life Lowell E. Rees on December 19, 1936, in Connersville. He preceded her in death in 1985. They moved to Fortville in 1937 where she remained until Nov. of 2012.

She was a member of Fortville Christian Church for 75 years. Maryrose worked as a Policy Issue Manager at American United Life Insurance from 1957 until her retirement in 1983.

She was a wonderful mother to and is survived by son, Allen (Sandra) Rees of Fortville; and daughter, Margie (Bruce) Whitaker of McCordsville.  She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Mylinda (Pat) Adams, Jennifer (George) Zeller, Angela (Jack) Wade, Natalie (Ryan) Vespiras and Steve (Heather) Whitaker; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Thelma Peterson of Greenfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Albert and Beth Rees of Fishers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Bernard Lewis, Howard Lewis and Charles Lewis.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Fortville Christian Church, with a Celebration of Maryrose’s Life beginning there at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

Memorial donations may be made to Fortville Christian Church, 9450 N. 200 West, Fortville, IN 46040.

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