Rose Evelyn Stout

Apr 7th, 1948 - Sep 1st, 2020


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Sep. 4th, 2020 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Sep. 5th, 2020 11:00 a.m.


Egyptian Memorial Gardens

Sat, Sep. 5th, 2020

Rose Evelyn Stout

Rose Evelyn Stout, 72, of Marion, Illinois, passed away at 1:20a.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at her home.

Rose was born on April 7, 1948 in Herrin, Illinois, a daughter of William Virgil and Violet Mae (McCree) O’Brien, Sr. She married Ronnie Gene Stout on June 14, 1966 in Energy, Illinois and he preceded her in death on November 16, 2010.

Rose lived a simple life, loved her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed making a home and watching cooking shows. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include her sons, Melvin Stout of Marion and Ronald (Tara) Stout of Marion; nine grandchildren, Sarah, Megan, Timothy, Ashleigh, Brandy, Christina, Adam, Suzie, and Erin; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Holland and Bertha Robinson; one brother, Edward O’Brien; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronnie Gene; son, Matthew

Stout; brother, William Virgil “Buddy” O’Brien, Jr.; and sister Betty Stewart.

Funeral services will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Linda Godfrey officiating. Burial will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy, Illinois.

Visitation will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing is advised and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or SIH Cancer Institute of Carterville and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948.

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: LaDonna Campbell

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    Rose was a sweet woman and wonderful friend. She was like a mother to me and my family. Melvin and Ronald I’m truely sorry. I’m praying for your family to have comfort and peace. Love LaDonna and family. Heaven has received another angel.

  • Guest: Leah Clay

    From: JOHNSTON CITY, Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    Mel, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing…you and your family are in my prayers

  • Guest: Vernon McCree

    From: Mayfield, Kentucky

    Date: September 2, 2020

    So sorry to hear that Rose has passed away. Our prayers are with you at this time and may God comfort you in the days to come !🙏🙏

  • Guest: Rodney

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    She was a caring person and a wonderful friend to my Mom. Praying for each of you.