Rose O'Rear
August 4, 1947 - December 22, 2017

A celebration of life will be held for Rose O'Rear at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Hilliard Funeral Home with Dr. Shelby Davidson officiating.

Rose Elizabeth Smith O'Rear was born August 4, 1947 in Biloxi, Mississippi. She had been a resident of Van for over 20 years, formerly living in Garland. She worked as a secretary for Van ISD for many years. She loved antiques and thrift shops, and was dedicated to collecting toys for children in need. She loved to travel and read. She had a big personality and an even bigger heart.

Rose passed away at the age of 70 on December 22, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred Giesler, and her parents, Ernest M. & Henri Clothielde Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 5 years, Norman O'Rear of Van; daughter and son-in-law, Gina & Kevin King of Richardson; and granddaughter, Kendell King.