January 27, 1924 - March 18, 2019
Visitation: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Stith Funeral Home, Danville
Funeral service: 1 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville
Burial: Bellevue Cemetery
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Rose Muriel Neal Edmiston, 95, died Monday, March 18, 2019. She was born in Danville on January 27, 1924 to the late Harry Lou and Ola Williams Neal. Rose was a 1942 graduate of Danville High School and a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. She was a secretary in the Danville Independent School District having spent many years at Jennie Rogers Elementary and retired from ATR. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Roy Edmiston and a granddaughter, Mallory Edmiston Goggans. Rose was a life force. She had a compassionate heart to help people and couldn’t turn away a stray animal. She may be riding through the pearly gates with St. Peter, but she is telling him how to drive.
She is survived by her son, Roy Edmiston of Danville and two daughters, Betty (Joseph David) O’Daniel of Lebanon and Rosemary (Jim) Akin of Prospect; seven grandchildren, David O’Daniel, Chris (Lorena) O’Daniel, Kevin (Jessica) O’Daniel, Charlie (Alyson) O’Daniel, Justin (Krista) Akin, Brian (Natalie) Akin, Dustin Edmiston; fourteen great grandchildren, Madi O’Daniel, Joseph O’Daniel, Bo O’Daniel, Izabel O’Daniel, Ella Reynolds, Delia O’Daniel, Wren O’Daniel, Lincoln Akin, Sam Akin, Isabel Rose Akin, Dean Akin, Tyson Edmiston, Felix Edmiston and Aurie Goggans.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville. Rev. Tim Noel and Rev. Basil Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David, Chris, Kevin and Charlie O’Daniel, Justin and Brian Akin, Dustin Edmiston. Honorary pallbearers will be Mary Ann Burke, Gi Gi Biles, Jean Cress, Irene Estes, Kay Arnold, Jane Stevens, Pat Kemper, Jan Edmiston, Bess Rall, Barbara Reynierson, Nyla Wright, Mildred Boyd and Martha Akin. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Stith Funeral Home, Danville. Memorial donations are suggested to The Home of the Innocents, 1100 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206.