In Memory

Rozella Kerlin (Mears) - Class Of 1948

Rozella M. Kerlin Mears, 86, of West Lafayette, died Tuesday-Oct 10, 2017 at 8:15pm at Cumberland Point Health Campus, West Lafayette. She lived for several years in Delphi, then moved to Lafayette & West Lafayette for the remainder of her life. She was born Nov 21, 1930 in Romney, to the late Frank & Mattie Kitchen Kerlin. She was a 1948 graduate of Delphi High School, and attended Lafayette Business College. She worked for the former Home Hospital, Laf., in home healthcare for 10 years before retiring. She then did home healthcare for area residents on her own. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Lafayette, where she was very active. She formerly belonged to the Late Bloomers Singing Club, Tippecanoe County Genealogy Assoc., she volunteered at the Family History Center in Lafayette, she ushered and volunteered at both the Civic Theater and the Long Center in Lafayette, and worked at the Tippecanoe Co. Library book sales. She also was a member of the Helen Wells Modeling Agency, Carmel, and was in several TV commercial's, and printed advertisements. She enjoyed genealogy, acrylic & oil painting, sewing, upholstery, refinishing old furniture, garage sales, and Scrabble word games. Surviving: daughters-Dorotha "Dottie" & Scott Rouse of Indianapolis, Melissa "Lisa" & Charles "Chuck" Maxwell of Ockley; sons-George & Debbie Mears, Thomas & Julie Mears both of Delphi; sister-Martha Clifford of West Lafayette; niece raised as a sister-Joyce Kerlin Lantz of Long Beach, CA; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Preceded by 4 sister's. Services: Friends may call Saturday from 11am-12:40pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3224 Jasper St., West Lafayette, IN 47906. Funeral service there at 1pm, Bishop Ben Dunford & President Ron Ellis officiating. Burial at Mt. Zion Citizens Cemetery, rural Carroll County, memorial contributions to Artful Connections, 1106 Valley Forge Rd, Lafayette, IN 47909; Family History Center, Carroll County Historical Society, envelopes available at the church. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements.