Penelope McCulloch Rose

  •  Penelope McCulloch Rose

Born on September 8, 1943

Departed on October 15, 2022

Penelope McCulloch Rose, passed away on October 15, 2022, in her home which she loved since she was 7 years old.

Penny was born on September 8, 1943, to Josephine Turner McCulloch and was a native of Atlanta. She is preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Bobby Lee Rose. She is survived by her children, Casey Rose (Alicia) and Jolee Rose Whaley (Andrew), and her beloved grandchildren, Tanner Rose, Jordan Whaley, Adley Rose, Tate Whaley and Brody Rose.

Penny attended Cross Keys High School (’61), Young Harris College (’63), and Oglethorpe University (’65). She met her dear husband at Young Harris and always had a love for this special place. She began working in the library at Oglethorpe as a student and continued on after graduation. After having children, she became a stay-at-home mom but went back to the library when her kids were older. She retired from the library in 2011.

Penny attended Oglethorpe Presbyterian as a child but was a member of Skyland United Methodist Church for over 40 years and most recently, Chamblee First United Methodist Church. She loved her church and being involved in several aspects of it such as the choir, Sunday School, Women’s groups and more. She was also involved in every aspect of her children’s lives through PTA, Room Mom, Team Mom, Booster Clubs and more. She was always there and willing to help with anything. She was a behind the scenes worker and did not like to be the center of attention although she would talk to anyone she met. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend.

Her memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on October 20, 2022, at Chamblee First UMC with a reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Chamblee First UMC music department which she and Bobby both loved dearly.


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Guestbook Entries

  1. Crystal and Jeremy Smith October 18, 2022 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Penny was such a sweet and caring lady! She will be greatly missed! Praying for everyone in the family! We love y’all!!

  2. The Shapperts October 18, 2022 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Penny was a kind and gentle lady. I enjoyed seeing her at Tate’s shows and most recently sharing dinner with her. My heart goes out to all of you who love her.

  3. Teresa Jefferies October 19, 2022 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Penny was so special to Joe and I. She and Bobby shared their love with us when Joe went to school in Atlanta. We were “expecting” and away from home and they invited us into their lives! I have precious memories to be thankful for. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Michael Ellis October 19, 2022 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    God bless her memories🙏🏾
    Such a sweet soul.

  5. Barry & Janet Walsh October 20, 2022 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Penny was a dear friend and always very positive despite her many health issues. Now she has no more pain. We will miss her tremendously.

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