Rose Ann Forrest, age 88, formerly of Sibley, passed away on Monday, January 18th, after her battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 200 S. Harrison Street, Easton, MD 21601, February 6 at 11AM. A private family burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.
She was born to the late Oliver Windrath and Irene Christensen Windrath in Lake City, Iowa on June 26th, 1932. Rose Ann will be remembered by her surviving children, Debbi Hanibal (Ted Jr. Hanibal) and Kevin Guertin (Cynthia Burns Guertin) and her grandchildren Ted Hanibal III (Rachael Hanibal), Jason Widmann, Justin Widmann, Jake Guertin, and Zuzu Forrest.
Rose Ann was predeceased by her parents Oliver and Irene Windrath, her sister Charlene Hunt, two of her children Steven Guertin and Sharon Widmann, two of her stepchildren Stephen Forrest and Richard Forrest, and her loving husband, Cecil Forrest.
Rose Ann graduated from Sibley High School in Sibley, Iowa in 1950. She attended one year at Morningside College and then married her high school sweetheart, Jack Guertin. Rose Ann moved to England where Jack was stationed and it was there that she gave birth to her first daughter, Debbi. After returning to the United States, she lived in South Dakota where her oldest son, Steve was born. Rose Ann then moved to New Carrollton, Maryland where she lived for many years and gave birth to Sharon and Kevin. After her divorce from Jack, Rose Ann married the love of her life, Cecil Forrest and they moved to Easton, Maryland where they raised their blended family together.
Rose Ann and Cecil started a craft store called Macrame ‘n’ Things. Rose Ann was later employed by Craft World. She became their number one sales representative on the East Coast and travelled throughout the Mid-Atlantic states with Cecil driving her to all her appointments.
Rose Ann and Cecil enjoyed boating, travelling in their RV and meeting with friends across the nation, and watching “her” Orioles play baseball. Rose Ann was an avid Bridge player and a master needleworker. Rose Ann loved to spend time with her large family. She had a very happy thirty-five-year marriage to Cecil.