Eva Edna Rose Key
By Kim Swindell Wood | March 14, 2018 8:10 am
Eva Edna Rose Key, 90, of Sparta, passed away March 12, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta, after a long illness.
Mrs. Key was born July 27, 1927, in the Wild Cat Cove community of White County, to Wesley Foster Rose and Nancy Elizabeth Welch Rose.
She attended Lamb School. She had been a member of the Church of God since 1964. Quiet and unassuming, she worked many years in Sparta’s shirt factories. After retirement, Mrs. Key volunteered for 13 years at the Sparta Help Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doug Key; son, Kenneth Wayne Key; daughter-in-law, Peggy Gentry; brothers, Carl Rose, Davey and Dewey Donald Rose; brother-in-law, Charlie Key; sister-in-law, Jean Pryor Rose.
Survivors include her children, the Rev. Richard (Norma Jean) Key, Joyce (Sam) Kirby; grandchildren, Richie (Tonya) Key, Robin (Lewis) Carrick, Michael (Jeannie) Ross, Samuel Kirby, Kenetha (Jeffrey) Coffman; great-grandchildren, Malaysia, Jaya, Kaitlyn, and Christopher Carrick, Emma and Molly Key, Alexis Ross, Arthur Jernigan, Morgan Roberts; great-grand-daughter, Angel Jernigan; brothers, Sterling (Gladys) Rose; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., March 16, 2018, Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., March 15, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.