Rosa Lee Ruppe Eads
March 20, 1934 -
August 21, 2022

Visitation

August 26, 2022
10 am to 11:30 am

Service 

August 26, 2022
11:30 am

Interment

Obituary

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.

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4 Comments

  1. Rosa Granados

    My family and i fell in love with miss Rosalie when I the honor of staying with her. I remember listening to the Lone Ranger on YouTube while we had our breakfast, then we would watch the Golden Girls. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was so loving and just loved to listen to my children chapter back and forth. We loved her so much and will miss her dearly. I am at peace now knowing she is with her beloved husband and her family may the Lord hold her.

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  2. Allison Edwards Greene

    Calvin and friends. My sympathies to you. Love Allison Edwards Greene

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  3. Charlotte Riddle

    To Rosa Lee’s children: My sympathy in the passing of your Mother. My Mother, Flossie Jennings, was her near neighbor and loved her dearly. Rosa Lee was the one who called me when my Mother died twenty two years ago. Charlotte Riddle

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  4. David and Rhonda Uselton

    On behalf of our friends and neighbors of many years, Calvin and Cyndi Eads, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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4 Comments

  1. Rosa Granados

    My family and i fell in love with miss Rosalie when I the honor of staying with her. I remember listening to the Lone Ranger on YouTube while we had our breakfast, then we would watch the Golden Girls. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was so loving and just loved to listen to my children chapter back and forth. We loved her so much and will miss her dearly. I am at peace now knowing she is with her beloved husband and her family may the Lord hold her.

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  2. Allison Edwards Greene

    Calvin and friends. My sympathies to you. Love Allison Edwards Greene

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  3. Charlotte Riddle

    To Rosa Lee’s children: My sympathy in the passing of your Mother. My Mother, Flossie Jennings, was her near neighbor and loved her dearly. Rosa Lee was the one who called me when my Mother died twenty two years ago. Charlotte Riddle

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  4. David and Rhonda Uselton

    On behalf of our friends and neighbors of many years, Calvin and Cyndi Eads, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Reply

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