Rose Alice McCann

March 22, 1933 - April 23, 2021

The public visitation is 10 – 11 AM Wednesday, April 28, 2021  at Lafferty Funeral home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 11 AM Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public interment will be at Kirker Cemetery, State Route 136, West Union, Ohio 45693.

Due to Covid-19 Regulations, please wear a mask.

“”I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?  (John 11:25,26)

LOVE LIVES ON         (unknown author)

Those we love remain with us

for love itself lives on,

and cherished memories never fade

because a loved one’s gone. 

Those we love can never be

more than a thought apart,

for as long as there is memory,

they’ll live on in the heart.

Rose Alice (Sininger) McCann departed this life April 23, 2021 having reached the age of 88 years, one month, and one day. Rose was born March 22, 1933 as the daughter of J.B. and Lena Sininger. Eleven other siblings were born to this family with only two sisters, Helen and Shirley, surviving.  Many stories can be related from this group but one of the best involved the older brothers taking the sisters on a roller-coaster style car ride over State Route 247 into Seaman while “flying” over the hilly terrain.  It must have been quite exciting!

Rose was united in marriage to Raymond Lee McCann on July 03,1954 to which one son, Michael, was presented in 1955.  This new couple found they were able to deal with the rigors of life through their teamwork just as many others have found beneficial.  But they found spiritual need fulfilled when they accepted Christ as their Savior in 1958 becoming charter members of the West Union Church of Christ.  To this endeavor of life she spent many years working her faith as Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and Sunday School Teacher to many generations of children in the church she loved dearly.  The emotional ups and downs of life were dealt with directly and successfully while the physical attributes were provided by her career with the Adams County Soil and Water District, from which she retired.  The couple also owned and operated the West Union Hardware for 26 years providing great service to the community while extending their mix of acquaintances.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Teresa; a granddaughter, Liana and her husband Michael Riley; a grandson, Gregory and his wife Ashley; 6 great grandchildren, 2 sisters; 3 sisters-in-law; 1 brother-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends.

Rose was well known for her hands-on, take-charge personality which continued toward the last day of life.  This particular motivation to excellence allowed much to be accomplished even though it sometimes ruffled a few feathers along the way.  This mentality was always prompted by her concern for order and responsibility to detail on the subject at hand despite the gruffness sometimes perceived.  

Another void now occurs in our life with her passing as she will be sadly missed in family activities. Thankfully she was able to enjoy a last Resurrection Day dinner with her family prior to this sudden yet triumphant  homecoming with her Lord. 

Hebrews 12:1,2 states emphatically,

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

LIFE                    (unknown author)

Life is just a stepping-stone

A pause before we make it home

A simple place to rest and be,

Until we reach eternity.

Everyone has a life journey,

A path to take with lots to see.

God guides our steps along the way,

But we were never meant to stay.

As Christians, our final destination is a place

Filled with love, His majesty and grace.

Today we celebrate the life of a loved one

Who has gone before us, the race she has won.

Her journey has now ended,

Her spirit has ascended

Claiming the great reward

With Jesus, our Lord.


Carol & Tim Daniel - May 16, 2021
So sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and comfort during this time and time to come.
Phil and Vicki Rhonemus - Apr 30, 2021
Dear Mike, Teresa and Family, Keeping all of you on our thoughts and prayers. Always enjoyed many conversations with Rose. She will be missed. Sincerely,
Mike an Kathy McClanahan - Apr 29, 2021
So very sorry for your loss
Rick and Belinda Sininger - Apr 28, 2021
So many stories to share about Rose and the family from many years ago. May her memory live on the hearts and minds of her loved ones. Prayers for all.
Chris Jackson - Apr 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Rose was a great lady!
Cindy Parker - Apr 26, 2021
So sorry for your family's loss. Rose was a dear, sweet lady. Prayers for your family.
Russ and Donna Kay Daniels - Apr 26, 2021
We are both so saddened by the loss of your Mother. Rose held a special place in my heart. A wonderful lady whom gave me a lot of very truthful advice over time. She will be greatly missed. Prayers and sympathies to you all.
Rhonda Prather McDowell - Apr 26, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with you and your family.
Don & Sarilee Williams - Apr 26, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Rose was definitely a sweet lady. I’m sure she will be missed by many. Prayers for comfort in memories and strength to carry on.
David and Nancy Hook - Apr 25, 2021
Our heartfelt sympathy.
John T and Elaine Lafferty - Apr 25, 2021
We send sincere sympathy to Rose's family. She will be truly missed by them and her friends.
Charlie & Bettie Grooms - Apr 24, 2021
So sorry.