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LIBERAL-A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Oakton United Methodist Church, 318 S. Hwy. J in Lamar, for Max E. Rose, 76, Liberal, who died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Luke’s Heart Institute in Kansas City, following a courageous battle with numerous health issues.

Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Mid America Memorial Heart Transplant Fund or the Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund, in care of the funeral home.


The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.konantzwarden.com.


Survivors include his wife, Kay Rose, of the home; three sons, Linden Rose and wife Wendy, Kerry Rose and wife Tammy, all of Liberal and Tim Rose, Jasper; a daughter, Tammy Trout, Liberal and 12 grandchildren, Kristina Moore and husband Sam, Karmen, Garett, Trevor, Bryant, Lauren, Megan, Parker and Austin Rose and Cody, Keaton and Kade Trout.


He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Rose and a daughter, Elissa Schumacher.


Mr. Rose was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Lamar, to Estelle and Wenona (James ) Rose. He attended the West Union Rural School and graduated from Liberal High School in 1956. After one term at college in Warrensburg, he returned home to do what he loved most, farm. Outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, and all sports, was something he enjoyed. He especially loved watching his grandkids participate in their activities.


He was a member of the Oakton United Methodist Church.


He married Kay Hedges on Oct. 19, 1958, at the Liberal Methodist Church.


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