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“Ray, I am so sorry to learn of the death of Rose. After recovering from a long illness, I was just making plans to visit you both. Please accept my...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Irene Wolff - Ossian, IN

“Rose leading the singing at VBS at Arcola 2009 ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Betsy Kille Kille - Churubusco, IN

Arcola UMC Choir  Christmas 2008 “Rose always got us singing and praising the Lord. I will miss her very much! ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Betsy Kille Kille - Churubusco, IN

“One of my best clients ever.... Full so much fun, love and compassion. You will be surely missed. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Wayne King - Fort Wayne, IN

“I meet Rose at the ACGSI meetings. She was a very nice person with a lot of energy. See will be miss. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Deb Bake - Columbia City, IN

“God Bless you, may you rest in pease. It was our pleasure to have met you. You are amazing, & all that know you are blessed. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Sherri Kay - Yuba City, CA

“Dear Family and Friends, Rose was a very sweet and gentle lady with a heart of solid gold. I am very glad to have known her and she has touch mine...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Madison, Holly, and Will Haak - TN

“Even though we didn't know Rose very long, we feel like we had known her much longer. She had such a contagious kindness, laughter, and energy...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Cook - Olive Branch, MS

“RIP, Rose. You were very helpful when I needed assistance with Sheldon research. Thanks for keeping the Sheldon Family Association active. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Deb Mohler

“Dear Jane,No one can take the place of a sister. Shared secrets, special memories, and intimate knowledge of each others' strengths and weaknesses...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Haynes - Fort Wayne, IN

“My Aunt Rose was one of the most genuinely kind, caring, loving and giving persons I ever have met. Her amazing legacy of love is instilled in her...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Hefley - Baxter Springs, KS

“Sorry for your loss Andy. My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: James Trowbridge - Ft.wayne, IN

“To my dear friend, Jane: So sorry to hear about Rose' passing.. My heart is breaking for you, but I know you take solace knowing she is with the...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Coy - Kansas City, MO

“Her name is a beautiful flower. But God gave us an even more beautiful person. We will miss you. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Ron and Helen Pierce - Family

“Our deepest condolences to your family?2MxN ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Owens

“I met Jim and Rose at a Sheldon Family Reunion in R.I. Many years ago. I was so impressed with Rose's never ending energy, her incredible memory in...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Wendy Black - Murphys, CA

“Rose will be missed in the Sheldon Family Association. Her work was invaluable. A great lady, for sure! ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Sheldon - Shelton, WA

“Deep concern for Rose's sister, husband and children and the genealogical and church music communities for whom Rose was so committed. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Ruth Watson - New York NY

“Our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Z ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: James Wenzig - Pineville, LA


Rose M. Wallace, 79, went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2017. Rose was born February 10, 1938 in Telluride, Colorado to John Sheldon and Ruth Chitwood Sheldon. Rose grew up in Columbus, KS and Miami, OK. She married James Newton in 1960 who preceded her in death in 2011. During her lifetime Rose was dedicated to the work of her church wherever she lived, recently serving many years as choir director at Arcola United Methodist Church. Rose loved to sing and she and Jim were long time members of the Fort Wayne Associated Churches Festival Choir and other local choirs. She also devoted many years to the Sheldon Family Association, serving as President and Genealogist. Surviving are her husband, Tommy Ray Wallace of Fort Wayne; sons, Mike (Becki Andrews) Newton of Decatur, IN, and Andy (Shawna Silvers) Newton of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, April Wallace; step-sons, Mike Haak and Will Haak; sisters, Jane Neer of Fort Wayne, and Mayleta Duncan of Tulsa, OK grandsons, Zach Newton of Butler, IN, and Ian Newton of Decatur, IN; granddaughter, Danielle Kirakoffe of Butler IN; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends Rose was preceded in death by her first husband, parents, and granddaughter, Anna Marie Newton. Service is 10:30 am, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling also Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Department. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.