Rose Marie McPherson Brown Wooley

Sept. 13, 1933 – Jan. 7, 2021

Rose Marie McPherson Brown Wooley, 87, of Stephenville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Stephenville.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Werth Mayes officiating. Burial will follow at Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Rose was born Sept. 13, 1933, in Hamilton to Brooks and Eva Lee Ray McPherson. She attended public school in Stephenville and graduated with the Stephenville High School Class of 1951.

Rose married Jerry Roland Wooley on Jan. 1, 1981, in Stephenville. Jerry preceded her in death on June 6, 2004. 

Rose was a member of Harvey Baptist Church and, over 20 years, bowled in the Stephenville Bowling League. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Rose spent many years working for State Farm Insurance Company in the claims department.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy and husband John Carr of Topeka, Kansas; sons, Mike and wife Kelly Brown of Victoria, and Joe and wife Daina Brown of Stephenville; grandchildren, Nicholas Carr and Zachary Carr, Todd and Clint Brown, Christopher and Crystal Stewart; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Trenton, Trevor, Trace, Cooper, Chase, Beckham, Sam, Kaylee and Zoey; and her sister, Bobbie Eilers of Fort Worth.

In addition to her parents and husband Jerry, Rose was preceded in death by a son, Sam Brown Jr.; brother, James McPherson; and a great-granddaughter, Chloe.

The Wooley family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas,, or the Erath County Volunteer Fire Department, 830A East Road, Stephenville, Texas, 76401.

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Published on January 12, 2021