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LAMAR-Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Lamar for Rose Marie Stewart, 101, Lamar, who died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at her home.

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:30 p.m., at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lamar.

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Survivors include two sons, Ronald Stewart and wife Beverly, Ozark, Ala. and Kevin Stewart and wife Shelly, Lamar; three daughters, Amy Cowan and husband James, Corpus Christi, Texas, Brenda Stewart, Lamar and Susan Dodson and husband David, Richmond Hills, Ga.; granddaughter, Janet Velasquez and husband Luis, Clarksville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; a daughter, Loralie Ann and her husband of 72 years, Warren Earl.

Mrs. Stewart was born Jan. 10, 1914, in Sanford, Maine, and spent most of her childhood in Maine. She enjoyed many activities including going on clam digs, playing basketball in high school, playing piano, singing, dancing and reading. She loved to crochet and made many baby blankets for the Ronald McDonald House. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lamar.

September 4, 1938, she married Warren Earl Stewart and together they reared six children and one granddaughter. The wife of an Army Chaplain, she lived in several different states, as well as France and Okinawa. They retired from military life in 1972 and moved to Sunsites, Ariz., where Warren pastored The Community Church of Sunsites for several years. In 2009, after 35 years in Arizona, they moved to Lamar.