Jossie Ann Rose

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jossie Ann Rose, 93, of Piggott, Ark., went to be with her maker Wednesday, October 23, 2013, to join many beloved family and friends that had preceded her into eternity and wait in peace for those to follow.

She was born in Clay County, Ark., on April 17, 1920, to James Alvin and Anna Mae (Duty) Seal; the fifth of 10 children.

She was an excellent cook and seamstress, who enjoyed nature, gardening, fishing, traveling and entertaining family and friends.

In 1941, she married David Hanna and to this union one child was born. In 1946, she moved to Long Beach, Calif., where she married Jamed (Ned) LeCain and to this union two children were born. In 1963, she met and later married Burton Rose. No children resulted in this union.

Jossie operated a restaurant in Piggott, Ark., before moving to California. While in California, she was a homemaker and worked as a seamstress out of the home while raising her family. In 1965 her husband, Burt, bought and operated the Brass Rail Tavern in Long Beach, Calif. In 1992, they moved to Selma, Oreg. where they owned and operated Mama Jo's Cafe, where her homemade pies were a special delight to all. In 1998, they moved to Piggott, Ark., to spend their last days.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Nuel, Loal, John Alison, Milam and Billy Seal; three sisters, Nila Lye, Zora (Gertie) Williams and Anita Burris and two children, Michael LeCain and Betty (Hanna) Dorr.

Survivors include her son, James LeCain of Piggott, Ark.; step daughter, Allison Tallont of Canandaigua, N.Y.; stepson, Jim Rose of Canandaigua, N.Y.; brother, Alvin Junior Seal of Montrose, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Julie Nilssow of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jill Pruitt of Kiowa, Colo., Steven Dorr of Denver, Colo., Tina Savoie of Grants Pass, Oreg., Jerome LeCain of Grants Pass, Oreg., Michelle McGilvrgay of Grants Pass, Oreg. and Jeremy LeCain of Honolulu, Hawaii along with 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Williams Cemetery, near Piggott, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements.

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