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Rose Ellen (Blake) Ames

June 13, 1929 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Rose Ames Obituary

Rose Ellen (Blake) Ames, 94 years young, entered into eternal rest with her Heavenly Father, on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Rose was born on June 13, 1929, in Brookville, PA and was the daughter of the late Paul and Sara (Hilliard) Blake.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband William O. Ames, daughter Brenda, sisters Sara Margaret Bruner, Mary Evans and Georgia Lamirande, and grandson Ryan.

Survivors include her son William Dennis (Lucy), daughters Deborah (Larry Smith), and Nancy Ames, along with ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, her brother, Paul Blake II (Sandy), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Rose was a graduate of Brookville High School, where she met the love of her life, William O. Ames. She attended college classes in Indiana, PA, at Indiana Teachers College, before she married William on October 10, 1948. Rose was a loving wife and mother, and in 2018 celebrated seventy years of marriage with her beloved husband. She was a devoted mother to her four children and enjoyed supporting them in their interests and events.

In addition to being a full-time mom, she was the secretary for Ames Lumber Company and REM Coal. Rose was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brookville for over seventy years and a fifty-year member of the Eastern Star. She loved to sing in the choir and served in many other church activities. Rose enjoyed a life of adventures with her husband as they often traveled all over the world and spent many winters in their homes in Florida. Her hobbies included playing the piano, reading, playing bridge, golf, and tennis. She also delighted in playing the organ, cooking, and art, and she inspired her children and grandchildren in many of these areas. Most of all, she cherished holiday gatherings and spending time with family and friends.

Rose/Mom/Gigi/sister/ friend…You will be dearly and deeply missed, but never forgotten. We love you forever.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 12 – 3 pm, at the Carrier Funeral Home, 2834 Maplevale, Rd., Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will take place following the visitation, beginning at 3:00 pm, also at the funeral home, and officiated by Reverend Joe Short.

Interment will take place privately at Brookville Cemetery, Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Rose’s name to the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Carrier Funeral Home. Please visit our website at to find more information or to place online condolences.

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February 10, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Carrier Funeral Home
2834 Maplevale Road
Brookville, PA 15825

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

3:00 PM
Carrier Funeral Home
2834 Maplevale Road
Brookville, PA 15825

Private Interment

Brookville Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Brookville, PA 15825


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