Rose Ann Pitchford

Age 74, of Lansing, MI, passed away in Holt, MI with her family at her side on June 11, 2013.  Rose Ann was born January 23, 1939 to Glenn Lingo and Vivian Smith.  Rose Ann was a lifelong resident of the Lansing area.  She worked for Motor Wheel in Lansing for many years and eventually retired while working for Burcham Hills Retirement Center in East Lansing.

Rose Ann was preceded in death by her children Nathan Arthur II, Sandra Ann, Michael Allen and Philip Lynn Pitchford.  She is survived by her brother, Walter (Ruth) Lingo of Arizona; three daughters, Loretta (Gary) Romanczuk, Ann Pitchford and Natalie (Barry) DeJaegher; two sons, Arthur (Traci) Pitchford and Nathan Floyd Pitchford; ten grandchildren, Melissa Blood, Christopher Blood, Lori Blood, Michelle Blood, Stephanie Shaw, Brook Pitchford, Chelsea Bissell, Nathan Bissell, Derrick DeJaegher and Hannah DeJaegher; and seven great-grandchildren, Alexandra Johnson, Steven Sybert, Ariel Sybert, Ava Casler, Summer Shaw, Patrick Shaw and Steven Shaw.

A graveside service will be held for the family and those closest to her at 2 o’clock P.M. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Wacousta Cemetery at 13471 Wacousta Road, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837 with the Rev. Lyle Heaton as celebrant.  A memorial service for all will be held at 7 o’clock P.M. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing at 855 Grove Street, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 with the Rev. Greg Martin as celebrant.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice Grant program at 865 S. Cedar Street, Mason, MI 48854. Online condolences may be left for her family at

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