Rozella McKelvey

March 02, 1941 ‒ December 26, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Rozella McKelvey, 76, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday evening, December 26, 2017 at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.  She was born March 2, 1941 in Mount Vernon to late Edgar and Daisy (Frye) Barton.

Rozella was a faithful member of the Eastside Church of Christ. She enjoyed going to Station Break and spending time with her family. Rozella had worked for Flxible in Loudonville, the former Northside Restaurant and Blands, and then finally Walmart in Mount Vernon.

Rozella is survived by her children, Sharon (Gary) Hess of Fredericktown and Brian McKelvey of Mount Vernon; grandson, Craig McKelvey of Loudonville; sister, Betty (John) Yarman of Howard; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rozella was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. McKelvey; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Carolyn McKelvey; sister, Mary Mann; brothers, Robert and Dwaine Barton.

The family will have a private burial at a later date.

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  • Brian I am sorry to hear of Rozella passing. She was a good woman. Someone I was glad to have had the chance to know. I am sorry for the loss you are feeling. Praying for the peace that passes all understanding to surround you and give you comfort.

  • Sharon & Brian I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Rozella. She was a very caring and faithful member of Eastside Church of Christ. She will be greatly missed by everyone at Eastside.

  • Brian so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She was a good woman. My thoughts and prays are with you and Sharon.

  • Rozella has a wonderful cook. I think she was a cook at the Laurels also. And she cooked for the Golden Years program at the Newark Rd Church of Christ- feeding a large group of older people (sometimes 50+ people) each Thursday in the 70’or early 80’s. She also was a cook at the Northwestern church camp when Glenn Gleim was the director there. And finally she also cooked for the Round Hill men’s retreat. She was a kind and caring woman. I will miss her. Brian and Sharon , you are on my prayers.

  • Rozella will be missed so much. She was very special to me as a sister in Christ as well as a long time friend and class mate. I have lots of wonderful memories wirh Rozella. She is with our Lord free and happy and we will see her again. My prayers reach out for all the family just trust God. He will help you through

  • Brian and family;
    We were saddened to hear of Rozella passing. She was a great Christian lady and faithful to God and her church. She will be greatly missed. Let us know how we can help.
    Brian Adkins
    Eastside church of Christ

  • I am surprised to learn of Rozella’s passing. i just saw her maybe in November. Roszella worked at Northside Manor Nursing center with me. Great cook, great attitude and i considered her a good friend. Always asking me how I was and she was fighting cancer. I will miss her, God welcomed a good and faithful servant. Bless you my friend. Condolences to the family.