Claiborne County TN Death Information

Billy C. Rouse

July 18, 1927 - February 5, 2007


Billy C. Rouse age 79, of Southwest City, Missouri, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side at 4:50 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2007 at his home following a short illness.

Billy began his journey on July 17, 1927 in New Tazewell, Tennessee ~ born to the late Earl and Frenchie (Harmon) Rouse. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Calvary division during World War II. Billy married his war bride, Bozena Mariea Klatta on February 12, 1947 at Karlsrou, Germany and to this union three daughters were born. Billy and Bozena lived for several years in Monroe, Michigan where he was an electrician employed at the Ford Motor Company. In 1983 they retired to the farm in Southwest City, Missouri where he enjoyed raising cattle. Billy loved spending time outdoors with his many animals and taking his family hunting and fishing. His grandchildren looked forward to their visits and loved spending time on the farm.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Bozena Rouse of the home; three daughters, Frenchie Lilly and husband, Art of LaGrange, Wyoming, Mary Lou Rouse of Darlington, South Carolina, Roseanne Stefanski and husband, Robert of Monroe, Michigan; two half brothers, Tom Rouse and Joe Rouse; a half sister, Faye Rouse all of New Tazewell, Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Rebekah Timmer, Elizabeth Lilly, Christina Lilly, Jessica Lilly, Arthur W. Lilly, Kristy Leigh Stefanski and Patricia Ann Stefanski; two great-grandchildren, Alex Timmer and Ian Timmer; as well as several friends and neighbors who will all miss Billy.

Funeral services for Billy C. Rouse will be held at a later date in Monroe, Michigan. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe, Michigan.


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