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Rose Mary "Rosie" Hiner, 78, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. Rosie was born on Dec. 9, 1938 in St. Johns to the late Lloyd and Eva Dell (Lover) Hiner.
Rosie was a kind and loving people person; she always said "Hi," and loved to talk with everyone she passed. She had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful cook. She enjoyed baking and making fudge. She was a huge Elvis fan and great dancer. She had a green thumb grew many different kinds of plants. Among her other interests, she love crafts, crocheting and playing bingo.
During her career Rosie had been employed as a manger for the Pinestead Reef Resort. She was a nurse's aid at Provincial House and was a great waitress at Blondie's Restaurant.
Above all, spending time with her family and friends was her greatest joy.
Rosie is survived by three daughters and a son, Constance (Kurt) Annis, Brenda (Billy Smith) Brown, Janet (Edward) Pascoe and Jeffrey (Dawn) Brown. Also surviving are three sisters, Sally Nieman, Eva Dell (Patrick) Havens and Joyce (Jerry) Winslow; as well as eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, Robert Hiner, Lloyd Hiner, Elva Hiner, Sherry Hertsel and Betty Jean Sulkowski.
A memorial service honoring Rosie will take place at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, today, Aug. 7, 2017 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684. Deacon Rene Hoenscheid will officiate.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to Wounded Warriors, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Rosie's family at www.reynolds-jonhkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on August 7, 2017
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