Rose Neal Edmiston, 95

Published 7:16 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Rose Neal Edmiston


Rose Neal Edmiston, 95, died Monday, March 18, 2019. She was born in Danville on January 27, 1924, to the late Harry Lou and Ola Williams Neal. Rose was a 1942 graduate of Danville High School and a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. She was a secretary in the Danville Independent School District and retired from ATR.

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In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Roy Edmiston; and a granddaughter, Mallory Edmiston Goggans.

Rose was a life force – She had a compassionate heart to help people and couldn’t turn away a stray animal. She may be riding through the pearly gates with St. Peter, but she is telling him how to drive.

She is survived by her son, Roy Edmiston; and two daughters, Betty (Joseph David) O’Daniel and Rosemary (Jim) Akin; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at Stith Funeral Home, Danville.

Memorials are suggested to The Home of the Innocents. The online guestbook is available at