Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 29, 2011 12:56 pm EDT


CRESTLINE — Joe “Tools” Rose, 49, resident of Crestline, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born July 24, 1962, in Crawfordsville, Ind., to Ernest and Ruth (Gregory) Rose, he had been a Shelby/Crestline resident the majority of his life. Joe was a 1980 graduate of Plymouth High School and was employed with the maintenance department at Ariel Corp. in Mount Vernon. Joe always lent a hand to those in need. He could fix anything mechanical and his passion was riding his Ultra Harley-Davidson, on which he had traveled many of the states in the U.S. He also had a fascination with aviation and loved to fly. Joe loved to laugh and was quite the practical joker. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife and soul mate, Mindy (Matheny) Rose, whom he wed Feb. 9, 1995; one son, Jeff Rose of Perrysville; one daughter, Tika Marie Rose and fiancé, Damon Hubert, of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Tyler Lee Rose, whom Papa called “Slick,” Trent Howell, whom Papa called “Big Guy,” and McKenna Rose, whom Papa called “Kenner Bean”; his dogs, Ariel and Brinks; one brother, Ernest E. Rose Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Helen (Jim) Coleman of Shelby and Angela Rose of Shiloh; his mother-in-law, Mae Matheny; brothers-in-law, Bob (Vickie) Matheny and Daryl (Sheryl) Matheny; nieces, nephews, several cousins, and his HD family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Pastor Brian Phillips with officiate with interment held in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial expressions may be made to the family to purchase a memorial brick in Joe’s name at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis. Online condolences may be made at

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