CHARLESTON -- Harriet McLaughlin Rose, 85, formerly of Charleston, Illinois, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019. Harriet is survived by a very grateful son, Chapin (Camille) Rose; grandchildren: Jack, Annie, Kira, and Grace and other relatives.

As a single mom, she returned to school, completing a bachelor’s and masters from the University of Illinois. She was an administrative director at Eastern Illinois University where she retired in 2002.

During her Charleston years, she was a proud member of the OBS ladies club, taught adjunct business classes at Lake Land College, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

In retirement she attended several EIU employee alumni events and she very much enjoyed and loved her grandchildren to whom she will forever be known as “HaHa”.

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She earnestly believed that anyone could do anything they put their mind to - if they were willing to work for it.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, Illinois.

A celebration of life service will be held in Harriet’s honor at 5 pm on Sunday, August 11, 2019, with visitation beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820. Please join Harriet’s family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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