Rose Ann Dirks, age 87, of Glen Carbon, Illinois, formerly of Grandview, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at Evelyn’s House Hospice in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

She was born March 19, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Rose (nee Corbett) and George Miller, Sr.

She leaves her husband of 63 years, Joseph J. Dirks; also surviving are her daughter, Ann (Don) Dirks-Linhorst of Glen Carbon; son, Joseph J. (Lawana) Dirks, Jr. of Placentia, California; 6 grandchildren, David (Kara) Dirks, Emma Dirks, Tom (Amy) Linhorst, Denny (Neichole) Linhorst, Ryan (Erica) Linhorst, and Chris (Erica) Linhorst – she considered her step-grandchildren her own; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George (the late Dorothy) Miller and Bill (the late Anna Marie) Miller.

Rose grew up in Kansas City, graduated from Central High School in 1949 and married in 1956. She proudly worked for AT&T for 9 years and the Grandview CSD #4 for 22 years. Her cinnamon rolls were legendary.

Visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of funeral service at 12:00 noon March 28 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in DeSoto, Missouri, officiated by Pastor Michael Rose. Interment at a later date in Shepherd Hills Cemetery in Barnhart, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association or Evelyn’s House Hospice.

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