Rose Grant, age 92, of Chillicothe, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at the Logan Care and Rehabilitation in Logan, Ohio.  She was born Aug. 7, 1928 in Sydney, Iowa, the daughter of the late David Andrew Shoemake and Lovey Irene Richards Shoemake. 

On April 21, 1957, Rose married Willard E. Grant on the Rock of Gibraltar in Spain.  Throughout her husband's military career, Rose and her family lived at several different Air Force Bases including Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines as well as others throughout the United States.  Each of her children were born on different Air Force Bases, including Connie at Torrejon Air Force Base in Madrid, Spain, Patti at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona and Gary at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Along with being a military wife, mother and homemaker, Rose was a former employee of Union Pacific Railroad, Goodyear Tire and Rubber and Ohio University.  Rose enjoyed crocheting, and made hundreds of afghans throughout her life.  She was a member of the Silver Spurs line dancing group and the Order of Eastern Star. 

Rose is survived by her children, Gary Scott Grant (Carla) of Nelsonville, OH and Patti Dawn Davis (John) of Hockingport, OH; seven grandchildren, Joel Wisecup, Colin Wisecup (Samantha), Courtney Holdren (Thaddeus), Gary Scott Grant II, Brandon Alexander Grant, Sydney Tyler "Bud" Grant and Charlie Davis (Cassie); four great-grandchildren, Peyton and Bailey Wisecup and Chase and Logan Holdren; as well as several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Retired M/Sgt. Willard E. "Bud" Grant; daughter, Connie Jean Wisecup; sons, Nikki Obradovich and Milo Obradovich; and several brothers and sisters. 

In keeping with Rose's request, there will be no public funeral services. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband during a family graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at