Funeral service for Rosa Lee Ruppe Eads, age 88, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with grandsons Seth McDonald officiating and Kyle McDonald providing memorial. Burial will follow at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Honor, next to her husband of 57 years, Calvin Lloyd Eads. Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until 11:30 AM on Friday at Higgins.
Rosa Lee was a resident of Lincoln County for 52 years. She was born on March 20, 1934, in Oakdale, TN, to the late Rudolph Theodore and Lillie Brooks Ruppe. She graduated from Roane County High School and attended business school in Knoxville. She was of the Baptist faith. Rosa Lee was a devoted farm wife, mother, and grandma who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed traveling, playing games, and spoiling her family especially at Christmas. Rosa Lee Eads passed away on August 21, 2022, at Traditions of Mill Creek in Brentwood, TN.
Survivors include her children, Deborah (Wayne) McDonald and Calvin (Cyndi) Eads; grandchildren, Seth (Megan) McDonald, Kyle (Kayla) McDonald, Leah (Dathan) Rader, Mara (Evan) Shields, Carly Eads, and Chloe (Tyler) Walton; great-grandchildren, Levi and Judah McDonald, Kora, Kayson, Kolter, and Kohen McDonald, Dawson and Aurelia Rader, and Mack, Lora Kate, Maelee, and Milo Shields.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rosa Lee Ruppe Eads.