Ethel “Rosie” McGinnett, age 79, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 3, 2016 after suffering from leukemia. Born on December 20, 1936 on Brown Hill, Crawford County, Rosie was a daughter of the late Kenneth Brown and Marie Sutter Brown. She married Clyde McGinnett on May 24, 1957 and he survives.

McGinnett, Ethel001?? Rosie was known for her love of her Lord and Savior. Her favorite Bible verse was 1 Corinthians 2:9 – “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, the things God has prepared for those who love Him”. People that knew Rosie have no doubt of her love for the Lord and even through her trials, she never asked “Why me, Lord?” but prayed, “Give me your strength to continue to being a witness”. Rosie was known for her love of music. She was a self-taught organist and pianist and played both instruments at the Mill Village United Presbyterian Church where she was a faithful member. She also directed and played for the Church’s choir. She taught Sunday Class there until her health declined and served as director of the Vacation Bible School for several years, as well.

Memberships that Rosie enjoyed were the Mill Village Fun Loving Red Hatters and the Girl’s Club. She also enjoyed attending the Union City Senior Center where she would sing a solo or two and where she enjoyed playing cards and games.

Surviving Rosie in addition to her husband, Clyde, is a son – Clyde L. McGinnett and his wife, Kathy of Youngswood, PA; a daughter – Cynthia Simmons of Martinsburg, WV; Cynthia’s daughter – Trisha Simmons and her children – Brylee, Joseph, and Thomas all of Martinsburg, WV; Cynthia’s two sons – Justin Simmons of Ridgeley, WV; and Travis Simmons and his wife, Elizabeth of Long Island, NY and their children – Victoria and Aiden. Also surviving is a brother – Glenn Brown of Lincolnville; two sisters – Ruth Trojak of Union City and her daughter – Linda Trojak of Knox, PA.; and Mary Lou Lisinski and her husband, Jack of Erie. Additional survivors are several nieces and nephews including Sandi Haskins of Union City. In addition to her parents, Rosie was preceded in death by a brother – George Brown and a sister – Irene Andrews.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Wednesday, January 6th,? from 2:00 until 4:00 and 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Mill Village with Reverend Rob Willert officiating. Interment will follow at Mill Village Cemetery.