Rose M. Michaels


Rose M. Michaels, 82, of Hickory Township, passed away the morning of April 8, 2019, at her residence.
Born Nov. 4, 1936, in Bradley, Ohio, she was the daughter of Andrew A. and Mary (Klecka) Pavelek.
Rose was in the last graduating class of Stoneboro High School in 1954.
She worked at Beal Brothers Electric Co. in Hadley until her marriage to Lloyd C. Michaels on Feb. 4, 1956. Later in life she was employed with the Laurel School District's cafeteria for 20 years.
Rose had many passions included butterflies, which were found on her checks and often on stickers that adorned her greeting card envelopes. Rose also loved children. She was a 4-H leader, a Sunday school teacher and also a volunteer at the Lawrence County Fair for 37 years. She encouraged and helped her grandchildren to make crafts, enter flowers and make baked goods for the fair. One year, she and two of her grandchildren, took Best of Show at the fair.
She also enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch, cake decorating and making clothing and toys for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rose like to travel and visited nearly every state, Canada and the Bahamas. She was a decade's-long affiliate of the Senior Extension Club with the Center Presbyterian Homemakers Group. Rose attended many baseball, hockey, softball games and swim meets as well as school programs of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a dedicated gardener and canned from her beautiful garden yearly. An aficionado of any type of flower, her home both inside and out, bloomed with magnificent color.
Rose leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband of 63 years, Lloyd C. "Jiggs" Michaels; her cherished children, Darryl Michaels and wife Jeanenne of Scott Township, Suzanne Sankey and husband Edward of Ellwood City, and Jason Michaels and wife Christin of Mercer; sister June Pavelek of New Castle; brothers Andrew Pavelek and wife Peggy of New Castle and Michael Pavelek of Fredonia; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous loving nieces and nephews who graced her life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Michaels-List in 1990.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smile Train of New York, N.Y., at or the Boys and Girls Heritage Club, c/o New Covenant EPC, 1911 Harlansburg Road, New Castle, PA 16101.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the many family members, friends and medical personnel who helped to transition Rose into her heavenly home.

Rose M., 82, of Hickory Township.
Visitation: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (4-10-19) at the R. CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday (4-11-19) at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Curtis officiating.
Burial: Private, in Mt. Hermon Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved daughter.
Published on April 8, 2019
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