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Rose F. Buttice, 96, Logansport, passed away at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Woodbridge Health Campus.
Born Nov. 23, 1920, in Rockford, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Alfonzo and Sadie (Badalucco) Buttice.
On June 11, 1939, she married Joseph Buttice. He preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1993.
Rose enjoyed 40 years of farm life in Carroll County. During this time, she spent numerous hours picking strawberries and vegetables every day. She enjoyed making noodles, watching game shows and working her puzzle books. Rose also enjoyed cooking, especially her famous spaghetti and meatballs, and hosting family get-togethers over the years. Her passion was her family and watching her grandchildren most of all.
She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
Survivors include her five children, Michael J. Buttice, Clearwater, Florida, Al (Charlotte Sue) Buttice, Deer Creek, Joseph (Mary) Buttice, Greenwood, Patricia (J.R.) Pinkard, Bringhurst, and Judy (Paul) Handschu, Logansport; grandchildren, Jennifer Buttice, Joey Buttice, Rob (Renee) Buttice, Mark Pinkard, Chad Handschu, Sara Handschu, Joel (Rhianna) Handschu, Dana Buttice and Jennifer (Rob) Pearsey; great-grandchildren, Courtney Buttice, Seth Buttice, Justin (Myka) Buttice, Makinzie Hicks, Morgan Watters, Megan Pearsey, Bobby Pearsey, Carli (Kevin) Flynn, Heath Pinkard, Reid Pinkard, Lucas Handschu, Tyler Buttice, Cassidy Buttice and one on the way in June; great-great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Buttice, Drake Buttice, Bella Watters and Sophia Flynn; sisters-in-law, Lee Newberry, Josephine Young, Marge Buttice and Pat Cervoski; and several nieces and nephews.
Our family would also like to thank Rose's caregiver, Linda Cannaday, and her special neighbor, Betty Collins.
Rose was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent Buttice; sisters, Catherine Alfano and Mary Cervoski; and grandson, Ronald Buttice.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel, with Father Clayton Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 17, also at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the American Heart Association.
Please sign the online guestbook or leave condolences for the Buttice family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
Published on March 14, 2017
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