Rose ‘Rosie’ Marie Criss

Friday, September 18, 2020

Rose “Rosie” Marie Criss, 86, of Reelsville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in her residence.

She was born on Dec. 3, 1933 in Clay County, to Basil Ellis and Enid (Brush) Ellis.

Rosie was a 1952 graduate of Blackhawk High School.

On Sept. 18, 1954 she married the love of her life, Walter Criss.

She was a 30-year member of the Reelsville United Methodist Church. Besides being a homemaker, Rosie was a sales clerk at Montgomery-Ward and The JC Penney stores in Terre Haute. She enjoyed sewing, planting flowers, praying, reading her bible and spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, Basil and Enid Ellis; her loving husband of 49 years, Walter Criss; sisters Gene Pounds and Doris Crandell (Dan); brother Max Ellis (Charlotte); brother-in-law Jim Campbell; and a grandson-in-law, Wade Driggers.

Survivors include her daughters, Tena Snapp and husband Mark of Shepardsville and Carla Eller and husband John of Terre Haute; a son, Tony Criss and wife Becky of Reelsville; grandchildren Sarah Gadberry (Aaron), Stephaine Driggers, James Snapp III, Andy Snapp, Matthew Eller (Katie), Megan Miller (Austin) and Nathan Criss; great-grandchildren, Ian Gadberry, Hannah Gadberry, Dane Driggers and Dawson Miller; sister,Linda Campbell; brother-in-law Vernon Pounds; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20 at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave., Brazil with Pastors William Best and Mark Strahm officiating. Burial will be in Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.