KARAS, Rose M., 85, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, passed away Sunday August 18, 2013, at Harmar Place in Marietta, Ohio.
She was born November 13, 1927, in Rayland, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Josephine (Guisti) Odoardi.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John "Yonk" Karas; a brother, John "Richard" Odoardi; and two sisters, Arma Zadanski and Clara A. Saffle.
Rose was a retired secretary. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, the Mingo Senior Citizens Club and the Mingo Shanagu Club, where she was past president. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards and gardening.
Surviving are two sons, John "Dick" (Debbie) Karas of Marietta, Ohio, and Jeff Karas of New Knoxville, Ohio; five grandchildren: Katherine Karas, Sarah Karas, Jennifer (Ben) Schenkel, Brian (Betsy) Karas and Todd (Meaghan) Karas; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 101 Longview Ave., Mingo Junction. On Friday, Rose will lay in state at St. Agnes Catholic Church from 9:15 a.m. until the time of her funeral liturgy with Mass at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. James M. Dunfee as celebrant. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Mingo Junction.
Memorial contributions may be directed in Rose's memory to the Mingo Senior Center, 663 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, OH 43938.
There will be a vigil service on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Offer condolences at www.wheelerfuneralhomes. com.