ROSE MAGGARD PERRY
Rose was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, Parker Maggard, Sammy Maggard and Robert
Maggard.  Survivors include her mother, Alice Maggard of Hollybush, Kentucky; her husband, John Perry of
Leburn, Kentucky; and her six children, John Keith Perry of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, Carols Perry of Hindman,
Kentucky, Gwendolyn Bodnar of Hazard, Kentucky, Linda Bohland of Hindman, and Terry Perry and Cheri Roesel
of Leburn, Kentucky; seven brothers, Edsel of Deviance, Ohio, Jan Austin and Loy Ellis of Hollybush, Kentucky,
Lee of Ligonier, Indiana, Wilkei of Ashville, North Carolina, Moses of Somerset, Kentucky and Charlie of
Hollybush, Kentucky; four sisters, Barcelona Davis of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Helen Ratliff of Hollybush,
Kentucky, Ruth Maggard of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Ethelyn Brewer of Paulding, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren
and one great grandson (Michelle, Jeffery, Kristie, Marie, Rachel, Johnathan, Ashley, Jennifer, Jason, Leah and
Lesley, ross, CJ, Caleb and Alex.)

   Rose (Maggard) Perry, daughter, wife and mother.  She was the sixth child of Alice and Parker Maggard.  She
grew up and went to school in Hollybush, Kentucky and began at a young age to learn to cook and clean and to
prepare for becoming a future bride and homemaker.  In her youth, she was a dutiful daughter who willingly
assumed responsibility for helping to take care of her younger siblings, (Especially getting the younger children
up, clean, dressed and ready for school.)  She spent many hours helping brothers and sisters to learn to read and
write before they even started to school.  She was a surrogate mother to her brothers and sisters and her
grandchildren.

   When Rose was eighteen she met and fell in love with John Perry and was married on October 15, 1955.  She
loved her husband and their children dearly and would do anything for them.  Rose lived in Kentucky and Ohio,
traveling wherever John’s next job took them and worked very hard at providing a home for her husband and
children.  She was very proud of her children (and grandchildren) and their accomplishments in life.  Her home
was always open to family members and other friends who needed shelter while looking for gainful employment.  
She was very much a southern hospitable person.  She loved to cook and entertain.  “Oh, who could forget her
delicious cakes, pies or salads.”  She just loved people!

   Rose and John were finally able to retire and move back to Kentucky twelve and on-half years ago.  She
wanted to be closer to her parents and her children.  Rose never forgot a birthday or anniversary.  Together they
celebrated each child’s, grandchild’s or great grandchild’s birthday or special occasion with enthusiasm.  Being
closer to her parents, Rose always visited often and was never empty handed, she always had gifts, fruit,
vegetables or something to give them.

   Rose’s 46th wedding anniversary to John Perry would have been on October, 2001 and her 64th birthday on
October 28th.  “May God keep and bless her forever.”
Rose Maggard Perry