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Mary Rose


Mary Elizabeth Robinson O'Connell Rose (née Morrow) passed away on Sat., Nov. 11, 2023, in Seminole, Florida, surrounded by loving family and friends. She was 79.

Mary Beth, as she was known, was born on June 16, 1944, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Mary and Charles Morrow. She was an alumna of St. Agnes Academy and attended dental assistant school after high school. She married (the late) Jack O'Connell in 1966. They lived in Indiana, New York, Illinois and Ohio, moving to Seminole in 1980. They raised two children, Patty Guenther and Brian O'Connell.

Mary Beth was an entrepreneur and had two successful start-up businesses. Proudly, she was a professional picture framer for 27 years. She made children's toys for ToyMakers of East Lake. She was an accomplished landscape artist, sculptor, loved kayaking, and was an avid gardener. On Oct. 2, 2017, Mary Beth married Nick Rose who died shortly after they were married.

Mary Beth treasured her family and friends and took great pride in her children and five grandchildren. She traveled extensively to Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

On June 13, 2021, she married Al Robinson and resided at their beach home on Anna Maria Island where they enjoyed nightly sunsets with their precious dog Lexi.

Mary Beth is survived by her husband Al Robinson; her two children, Patty Guenther and Brian O'Connell; grandchildren Zachary, Emma and Aidan Guenther, Spencer and Riley O'Connell; her sisters Connie Henn and Terri Smith of Indianapolis and Sue Morrow of Athens, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mesothelioma Foundation. A memorial service will be held in the near future on Anna Maria Island.