Rose M. Besant died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the age of 68. She was born June 14, 1951 in Florence, AL the daughter of Luther and Virginia (Hodge) Kelley. Rose was a member of the Owosso Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker taking care of her family and home. Rose enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life. On July 31, 1981 she married John “Jack” Besant and he preceded her in death in August of 2008. She was also predeceased by a sister, Shirley Faye Bigham. Surviving are two daughters, Jill (Will) Welton of St. Johns, Ginny Besant of Lansing, one son, Paul (Wendy) Hazen of North Branch; seven grandchildren, Curtis and Austin Hazen, Felicia and Dylan Welton, Reghan Besant and Skye and Oc’tavion Bowers; two sisters, Ruth (Pete) Goodman, Shirley Lynn (Bill) Forstner; two brothers, George (Sharon) Kelley and Gary (Kim) Kelley. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Owosso Assembly of God Church 1150 N. Shiawassee St. Owosso with Rev. Kenneth Herbruck officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.
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