Clara Jean Rose (KING)
Rose, Clara Jean (KING)
Clara Jean transitioned from this life peacefully at home , after a long battle with multiple illnesses on October 23, 2019. She was born August 4, 1943 in Johnstown, PA to the late Clarzel King Sr. and Sadie (WINTERS). She is preceded in death by by parents, siblings Clarzel King Jr., Jacqueline Morris and William King. Clara leaves to cherish her precious memories, daughter Yvette (Greg) Dukes, Orange, NJ , son William Rose of Ledyard, CT with whom she resided. Foster daughter TaKyra Alexander of NJ, Grandchildren Jamar, Che', T'Ana. Sisters Joyce DeBouse and Floretta (Keith) Jefferson of Johnstown PA and Linda Thompson of Hilliard OH. "Other" brother Houston Stevens of Newark, NJ. Also, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Clara moved to New Jersey where she was employed by Westinghouse and General Motors. Clara retired after 30+ years at General Motors. At General Motors she was very active with numerous committees for the UAW. She was an active member of UAW Retiree Division UAW Local 595 . Clara also was an active community volunteer in Newark, NJ, where she resided for decades prior to her illness. Clara served on various boards and committees. Serving as President of the Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association, Board member of Newark West Ward Collective, board member of Unified Vailsburg Services organization, Senior Citizen Commissioner for the City Of Newark, treasurer Mt. Vernon school PTA, Clara was Co-founder and past President of Tuxedo Parkway Block Association which is still going strong present day. Clara was a member of Faith Fellowship, New London, CT. In 2009, Clara relocated to Ledyard CT, with her beloved son William. He was her devoted caregiver until the time of her transition from time to eternity. Clara Jean will be deeply forever and deeply missed. A Celebration of Clara's life will be held on Saturday November 9, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Christ Centered Church, 531 Somerset Street Johnstown PA. Officiating Rev. Sylvia King
Published on November 5, 2019


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Lorene Thomas (Net Sanders)
Nov 09, 2019
So sorry to hear of Jeannies passing, my Condolences to her family and friends. RIH
Eva β€œJean” Smith Hayes
Nov 08, 2019
Dear Cuz,I often thought of you. My prayers are that you are resting by the right hand of our Lord, and you have
Reunited with family members. My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones you left behind. RIP
Noelia Deleon
Nov 07, 2019
RIP CLARA ROSE you were one of a kind loyal as a coworker , friend , caring, sharing ,always a good listener,always had a smile on your face, a pleasure to have known and worked with you at G.M. linden.
My Condolences to your family .
Barbara Thomas
Nov 07, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»
Barbara Thomas
Nov 07, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»
Tymeshia King
Nov 07, 2019
I loved when I answered the phone and heard hey Nicey! Talking to you always helped. I will miss you so much. Baba sends his love also.
William Rose
Nov 06, 2019
I miss my mom, but I was fortunate enough to spend her last days with her.I will always love her,for she was the best mom I could want. I truely want to thank everyone for tou prayer's and kind words.
Margot Boothe
Nov 06, 2019
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Cowboy joe van blarcum
Nov 06, 2019
We will you miss you and your smiling faces Rest In Peace
Leroy & Sandy Huelsenbeck
Nov 06, 2019
We worked with Clara at GM. My 1st encounter was when someone said "Hey, there's a girl here in GM from "your hometown Johnstown". When I met Clara, it was like we had known each other forever. Clara fought fiercely for those she believed in. She had a heart filled with compassion, but she would not hesitate to call someone out who was hurting her fellow co-workers at GM. She spoke her mind & always spoke the truth. Clara was one of the most incredible ladies I've every known. I prayed that it wasn't true of Clara going to Heaven. This world needs her, she wasn't done making her mark. Clara will forever be etched in the hearts of all who knew & loved her. To Clara's family, You have ...our deepest sympathy. You have so much to be proud of. She will always watch over you because that's what she did best to those she loved. Please find comfort in the beautiful memories you made together. RIP Clara. You're loved, respected & will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Leroy & Sandy (Andolina) HuelsenbeckRead more
Antoinette DeBouse
Nov 04, 2019