Thursday, March 18, 2021

Marlene Janet (Pohl) Rose, “the Mudder”, 88

Wellsville, NY -  Marlene Janet (Pohl) Rose, “the Mudder”, 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Highland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by family. She was born on January 11, 1933 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Walter and Mabel (Meyn) Pohl. 

She was employed at Bradley producing in Wellsville as a cashier/receptionist. While she was a “stay at home mom” she volunteered to be a Brownie Troop Leader, as her children, Janet & Jeannine were active Brownie members. In 1971, she became employed at Jones Memorial Hospital, as a Ward Clerk, on the second floor. She worked at Jones for twenty-three years, retiring in 1994, due to her open heart surgery. 

On August 10, 1979 she married “the love of her life” James Paul Rose (Pa Bear). He had eight children, of which she treated and loved as if they were her own. Jim and Marlene spent the majority of their time traveling and camping together at Four Lakes and Breezy Point Campsite. On Saturday night, they would venture down to the Breezy Point Dance Hall with the grand kids, to square dance and enjoy a couple glasses of “Kickapoo Juice”. Oh, how that juice was potent! On May 27, 1988, (Memorial Day Weekend) Jim had a massive heart attack and died. There were only married for nine years. 

In the fall of 1989 she met a gentleman by the name of Lyle Addison Eymer (Old Fart). He certainly was a card! He was very humorous and fit into the family very well. They too enjoyed camping at Breezy Point Campsite. Later on, Lyle purchased a RV and they traveled to Florida frequently. In the summer, they camped the RV at Sampson State Park in Romulus, NY. They made many friends there and even found a stray kitty cat, of which they adopted and named him Boots. On October 23, 2012, Lyle passed away, he too had a heart attack. 

The Mudder was fortunate enough to travel on two Caribbean Cruises, of which she enjoyed immensely with her family and friends. She attended many craft shows with her daughter Janet, and her friend Mary Ann Sparatta. She was a superb cook, had a heart of gold, and loved her family. Her hobbies included crocheting, crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, and reading. She loved socializing on Facebook and watching her birds, especially her cardinals. She had a soft heart for stray kitties, adopting many in her lifetime. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, VFW Post #5647 Auxilary, and American Legion Post #702 Auxiliary. 

She is survived by: her daughters, Janet (Bill Sweet) Kemp, Jeannine (Will Smith) Weinhauer, both of Wellsville, Jayne (Fred Farris) Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, Sara (Howard) Razey of Smethport, PA, Zoelinda (Darryl) Main of Martinsville, VA; sons, Bob Rose of Ely, NV, Tom (Sherri) Rose of Akron, OH, and Tim (Kay) Rose of Seoul, South Korea; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce (Pohl) Stevens of Frankfort, KY; many nieces and nephews; cousins; and good friend, Mary Ann Sparatta of Wellsville. She is also survived by her “sweet and cute” Cockatiel, Pepper. 

In addition to her parents, and husband Jim, she was predeceased by: a son, Jim Rose Jr.; daughter, Nancy Haines; grandsons, Bryon Rose and Grant Kemp III; sister, Sharon (Pohl) Lentz; aunt, Alice Knox; and brothers-in-law, Richard Stevens, and Rick Lentz. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville (34 West State Street). A private family service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11am, which will be available to the public via livestream on the J.W. Embser Sons Facebook page. Reverend Dr. Eric Ash will be presiding. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA serving Allegany County (5440 NY-19, Belmont, NY, 14813). To leave online condolences please visit 


  1. She will sadly be missed by everyone she by far what is the best step-mother a person could ever have I love her so much and still do I will always have her in my heart.

    1. I will miss you ma...especially the nights in the basement playing guitar and enjoying some adult beverages...

  2. She was more than a step-mother to me as I was young when she agreed to marry my Dad. Love you, Mom. See you on the other side.

  3. Wow... I've just heard about Marlene very recently. She was a long time friend of the family, a great Land Lady, and a great friend of mine. She'll be missed.