Obituary for Rose K. Lyons
Rose K. Lyons, age 100, of Clarksboro went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 8, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia to Nicholas Kafka and Elizabeth (Hollenbach) Kafka. Wife of the late J. Arthur Lyons, she is survived by her children J. Arthur Lyons Jr. (Jay) & wife Elizabeth of Newark, DE, and Carol Mullen & husband Harry of Clarksboro; grandchildren John, Tim and Andy Lyons, Janet (Mullen) Garrett, Patti (Mullen) Lail, and Jeff Lescinsky; 14 great grandchildren; and her sister, Eleanor Schoener. Rose was predeceased by her daughter Bonnie Lescinsky and her siblings Kay Dersch, Mike Kafka, and Nick Kafka.
As a woman of strong faith, Rose was a life-long member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro, where she was the longest active member. Her life in the church was full of activity. Known for her entertaining sense of humor, Rose enjoyed being a part of the Joy Circle where she’ll be remembered for her funny skits, jokes and gag gifts. Her gift of joy, shown in her smile and ready laughter, will never be forgotten. Rose loved organizing yard sales at her home in Clarksboro, which was within 500 feet of both her childhood home and her Church. Hungry family members and friends will miss Rose’s renowned baking skills. Rose’s long life of faith, family & friends was an inspiration to those who knew her.
Family and Friends may visit from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 13th, at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, and Thursday, September 14th, from 10 am to 11 am at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 14 W. Cohawkin Rd. Clarksboro where funeral services will be held at 11 am. Burial will follow at Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 14 W. Cohawkin Road, Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com