Obituary of Rose Willett
Mrs. Rose Anne Willett, Ladoga, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, at 10:58 AM, in the Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation Home. She was born February 23rd, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York, to John and Nicoletta (Monti) Carullo. She married Donald Lee Willett on May 16th, 1953, in Miami, Florida. He preceded her in death on April 26th, 1993. After the wedding, Don brought Rose to Indiana and they began their life on the farm. In addition to being a farm wife, Rose retired from Bank One (First National Bank) in New Market.
Rose was a graduate of the St. Mary's High School in Miami Shores, Florida; a member of the St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Crawfordsville; a member of the Dubble Duzzen Home Economics Club; a member of the Red Hat Society; and a Volunteer for the American Cancer Society. In her free time, she enjoyed being with her grandkids, friends, playing cards, and spending winters in Florida.
She is survived by her son: Keith (Darla) Willett of Ladoga; her daughters: Kathleen (Jeff) Davidson of Washington, Illinois; and Connie Willett of Indianapolis. Also surviving are her sisters: Fran Hawkins of Miami; Delores (Lynn) Gernet of Los Angeles; her sister-in-law: Rosemary (Ron) Vance of Phoenix; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her sister: Marie Hartman; and her brother: Anthony Carullo.
Funeral services are scheduled for a 1:00 PM Mass on Wednesday, October 11th, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Memorials in Rose's name may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or to the: Salvation Army, 3100 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208.