Lana Sue Rose served Ohio and Tennessee Southern Baptists with distinction. She experienced the joy of seeing Jesus face-to-face last Tuesday. Born September 5, 1951 to William T. and Beulah Rose, she died December 3, 2019 at the age of 68.
Her funeral is noon December 6, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of South Lebanon located at 505 West Mason Road South Lebanon, Ohio 45065. Viewing is from 10:00 AM to noon prior to the funeral service. Interment is at the Arlington Memorial Gardens in Mt. Healthy, Ohio.
Memorial may be given to the Ohio Baptist Foundation 9000 Antares Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43240 or the Tennessee Baptist Foundation P. O. Box 682789 Franklin, TN 37068. Flowers may be sent to the First Baptist Church or the Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home 129 North Riverside Drive Loveland, Ohio 45140: phone 1-800-259-4355.
Along with her parents, Lana’s brothers William T. Rose, Jr., Maurice Darrell Rose, and Mark Lee Rose preceded her in death. Her brother David A. Rose and sister Lila Jo Rose have survived her passing.
Lana served as an Administrative Assistant for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio from 1982 to 1997. She specialized in assisting pastors and churches through the Annuity Board which is now GuideStone.
In 1997, she joined the Tennessee Baptist Convention staff in the area of helping pastors and churches through the Annuity Board. Later, she served in other capacities. She retired recently from the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
When I was elected to serve as the Executive Director of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio November 1996, she served as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. Lana helped me tremendously in my transition. She recommended the title for my “Press toward the Mark” articles.
God has used Lana Rose to bless and enrich both Ohio and Tennessee Southern Baptists. She touched so many pastors, pastor’s wives, church secretaries, co-workers, and other church leaders and members with warm and caring encouragement.
Lana’s lasting influence is one of pointing people to Jesus. Let’s press toward that mark.
Jack Kwok, Ph.D
State Convention of Baptists in Ohio