Rosa Lee Rare, 67, of Blanchester died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at her residence at Continental Manor in Blanchester, Ohio following complications from breast cancer. Per her wishes, her body has been donated to science in hopes of helping to find a cure.
She was born Sept. 2, 1938 in Harrodsburg, Ky., the daughter of Jesse and Susie Haitis, formerly of Hillsboro, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her father.
Rosa was a longtime former employee of the Elks Lodge in Hillsboro, Ohio and had retired from Nutone Corporation in Madisonville, Ohio. Survivors include her Mother, Susie Harris, of Milford, three sisters, Lillian Hirschauer, Batavia, Margarete Walton, Harrison, Debbie Harrison, of Franklin, two brothers, Danny Harris, Loveland, and Terry Harris, of Cincinnati.
Surviving children are Fred Rahe Jr., London, Ky., Joe Rahe, Beechmont, Vera Shorten, Blanchester, and Brenda Crutcher, of Blanchester. Rosa was blessed with six grandchildren, Joey Rahe, London, KY, Ricco DeLuca, Beechmont, Jackie Head, Lynchburg, Stephanie Bums, Mt. Orab, Shaw Burns, and Shelly Crutcher, of Blanchester, and four great grandchildren, Michelle Shorten and Jeremy Head, Lynchburg, and Lilly Mitchell and Madison Bums, of Mt. Orab. Rosa is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 4 at the Holiday Inn Express in Milford. Memorial contributions may be made to Continental Manor, 820 E. Center St. Blanchester, Ohio 45107 or to the UC College of Medicine, Body Donation Program, PO Box 670667 Cincinnati, OH 45207 c/o Rosa Rahe.