Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Rosella Bracken


05/23/1933 - 08/24/2020


It is with great sadness that the Bracken family announces the passing of Rosella Arnold Bracken, age 87 of Hayesville, NC who passed away Monday, August 24, 2020.

She was born in Zanesville, OH to the late Louis and Geraldine Biehl Arnold. Rosella worked for Carolina Dress for over 35 years, Moss Library for 12 years and was actively employed at Clay County Senior Center. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bingo. Rosella enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially watching her great-grandsons play baseball. She was very well-liked, enjoyed being around other people, eating out when she got the opportunity and spending time on her front porch with her family and friends. Rosella was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Albert "Jack" Bracken; stepmother, Ruth Arnold; infant sister, JoAnn Arnold; one brother, James Arnold; and one sister, Betty Lou Troyer.

She is survived by two sons, David and James Bracken; two daughters, Karen Ryan and Nancy Cherry; one sister, Marlene Johnson of Orville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Catholic graveside service will be held at 12:30 pm, Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Martin Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Deacon Carl Hubble will officiate. Music will be provided by Cody Killian. Burial will be in the Martin Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Cherry, Daniel Ryan, Chris Turpin, Frank Caruso, Andy Ramos and Neil Matheson. The family has requested that masks be worn to the graveside service.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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