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Rose Ann Reed Townsend

December 23, 1929 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 89)

On August 12, 2019, Rose Ann Reed Townsend, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at the age of 89. 

Rose Ann was born and raised in Magnolia, Delaware. She attended Caesar Rodney and the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a degree in early education. She taught second grade in the Dover school system for several years, but her greatest joy and major focus was her family.

Rose Ann is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ebe Stephen Townsend Jr., daughter Karen and her husband William Lowe, son Jeff and his wife Wanda Townsend, daughter Robin and her husband Philip Farinella. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Amy, Jeffrey, Michelle, P.J., Lauren, Lindsay and Robert, three step grandchildren, William, David and Christopher, one great grandchild, Beckett and seven step great grandchildren, William, Daniel, Matthew, Emily, Christopher, Mia and Austin.

Rose Ann was predeceased by her parents, George and Amy Hughes Reed and her brother George.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901; Bayhealth Foundation, 640 S State Street, Dover, DE 19904; or Wyoming United Methodist Church, 216 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover, DE 19904.

 Funeral service 12 pm Monday, August 19, 2019 at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden Wyoming Avenue, where friends may call beginning at 11 am. Interment to follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Delaware.

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