Rose Marie Kitto
Oct 13, 2013
Rose Marie Kitto
Oct. 13, 2013
Rose Marie Kitto, 71, of Riceville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her residence.
A native of New York, she had lived in the area for more than 30 years. She was a member of Calhoun United Methodist Church and served as a foster parent for many children for a number of years. Rose never met a stranger and was a caring and giving person to anyone in need. She was particularly fond of her animals, constantly taking in stray and homeless pets.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everette \"Pete\" and Agnes Chapman Kitto; first husband, Francis Debiew; sister, Barbara Kitto; and brother, Harold Kitto.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marianne and Bob \"Rhino\" Yesensky of Riceville; grandchildren, Tony and Audry Yesensky of Riceville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Mary Kitto of Iowa, and Niles and Eunice Kitto of New York; special friends, Jim Long and Ronnie and Judy Cook and family; along with several nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with the Rev. Mary Parsons officiating.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Tellico Plains with family and friends serving as pallbearers. A white dove release will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Kitto family guest book and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com
Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.