She was born June 5, 1941 in Cabool, Missouri, to James and Eva (Montgomery) Rimel.
After graduating Cabool High School in 1959, Rose earned a bachelor’s degree at Long Beach State in California and a master’s in education at the University of Missouri. She was a high school teacher for 28 years.
She was united in marriage to John Buck August 1, 1987.
Rose was an active member of the American Association University of Women and served as president of her local chapter. An involved member of Gateway Church, Rose also enjoyed numerous overseas bicycle trips.
Rose is survived by her husband, John; a daughter, Christine Uber and her husband Chad of Nixa, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jake and Nathan Uber, of Nixa; and a sister, Joyce Sponsler, of Springfield, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerry Roberts.
A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Cabool Cemetery, Cabool, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Memorial donations may be made to American Association of University Women or Alzheimer’s Association.